Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Private Management of Public Parks

November 4, 2013

America’s public parks are struggling financially and have become an expensive enterprise for governments to operate.

Research & Commentary: Credit Union Federal Corporate Income Tax Exemption

October 30, 2013

The banking industry is using current efforts to reform the federal tax code as an opportunity to push for ending the federal corporate income tax exemption for credit unions.

Research & Commentary: Online Gambling Legalization

October 30, 2013

In 2011, the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA) was used to shut down the three biggest poker sites in the United States. In the summer of 2012, however, the U.S.

Research & Commentary: Privacy and Fraud Risks in Obamacare

October 30, 2013

Implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has been far from smooth.

Research & Commentary: Network Neutrality

October 30, 2013

A current court case has reignited the debate over net neutrality.

Research & Commentary: The Cryosphere

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
October 28, 2013

One of the most common claims made by those who warn of an anthropogenic global warming crisis is that increases in temperature have led to unusual melting in mountain glaciers, Arctic sea ice, and

Research & Commentary: The Hydrosphere and Oceans

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
October 17, 2013

People concerned that manmade greenhouse gas emissions, in particular carbon dioxide (CO2), may be causing dangerous climate change worry such a change may disrupt the hydrosphere, which

Research & Commentary: Solar Forcing of Climate

Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
October 16, 2013

In its series of assessment reports reviewing the latest climate science, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has concluded solar forcings (the changes in the avera

Research & Commentary: Gold and Silver Currency

October 14, 2013

In the nineteenth century the U.S. economy was based on currency backed by gold and silver.

Research & Commentary: State-Owned Banks

October 14, 2013

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, since 2010,