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Defeating Fiscal Distress: A State Responsibility

Stephen Eide
July 8, 2013
New policy solutions at the state level are necessary to anticipate, prevent, and manage distress.

College Credit: Repairing America’s Unhealthy Relationship with Student Debt

Judah Bellin
June 20, 2013

Sallie Mae, the largest private lender of student loans, recently announced that it will split into two entities.

The U.S. Tax System: Who Really Pays?

Stephen Moore
August 1, 2012

Even if most policymakers and members of the public instinctively understand the wisdom of President Kennedy’s words, tax rates are set to go way up, not down, next year because of the scheduled ex

Why Savings are Suffering: Fed QE3 Policy Costs Seniors

Diana Furchtgott-Roth
November 14, 2012

With fiscal stimulus off the table in a divided Congress, the uncertainty of tax hikes next year, and burdensome regulations discouraging investment, the economy faces substantial uncertainty

Transforming Tenure: Using Value-Added Modeling to Identify Ineffective Teachers

Marcus Winters
August 13, 2012

Public school teachers in the United States are famously difficult to dismiss: after three years, most receive tenure—after a brief, subjective evaluation process where nearly none receive negative

Subsidizing Big Wind

Robert Bryce

For two decades, the domestic wind-energy sector has enjoyed a lucrative subsidy known as the production tax credit (PTC).

Do Property Tax Caps Work? Lessons for New Jersey from Massachusetts

Josh Barro
May 3, 2010

In 1980, Massachusetts capped local property tax growth at 2.5 percent each year.

Dues and Deep Pockets: Public-Sector Unions’ Money Machine

Daniel DiSalvo
February 1, 2012

Public-sector unions are vastly different than other interest groups because of laws granting them unique access to political privilege and money, writes Daniel DiSalvo in a report for the Manhatta

The Economic Opportunities of Shale Energy Development

Timothy Considine, Robert Watson, Nicholas Considine
May 1, 2011

Directional drilling and hydraulic fracturing have unlocked vast new reserves of natural gas in the United States.

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