Research and Commentaries

Research and Commentary: Pet Insurance as a Policy Model

May 8, 2012

According to 2011–12 statistics from the Humane Society of the United States, U.S. residents own approximately 78.2 million dogs and 86.4 million cats.

Research & Commentary: Levees and Flood Mitigation

May 2, 2012

For more than a century, the United States has attempted to control water almost entirely with levees and other “structural” means.

Research & Commentary: Medicare Physician Reimbursement

May 2, 2012

Physicians were given insight into their cost-effectiveness last month when the federal government sent reports detailing the cost and quality of their services.

Research & Commentary: Plastic Bag Bans

April 30, 2012

Following the San Francisco city council’s decision in 2007 to ban the use of plastic bags at grocery stores and chain pharmacies, a number of local governments have implemented si

Research & Commentary: Obamacare Costs Taxpayers $4 Trillion

April 26, 2012

A new report from the Joint Economic Committee of Congress, using Congressional Budget Office data, reveals the federal health care law will impose $4 trillion in tax increases by 2035.

Research & Commentary: Credit Union Member Business Lending and Bill S. 2231

April 25, 2012

The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would lift—but not eliminate—the current cap on credit unions’ ability to lend to businesses.

Research & Commentary: Teachers Association Options

For many decades, unions were the only large-scale professional organizations available to teachers and education administrators.

Research & Commentary: Federal Flood Insurance Subsidies in Puget Sound

April 23, 2012

For more than four decades, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) has subsidized construction in floodplains in the United States.

Research & Commentary: Taxing Internet Sales in Connecticut

April 18, 2012

Connecticut is one of many states struggling to balance their budgets by introducing taxes on Internet goods and services.

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