Recent Research & Commentary

Research & Commentary: Wireless Spectrum Sales

June 28, 2012

Wireless communications have improved the lives of millions of people across the United States and the world.

Research & Commentary: Loosening Teacher Tenure in New Jersey

June 27, 2012

New Jersey is one of several states—including Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Nevada, South Dakota, and Virginia—that recently considered tightening qualifications for teacher tenure or replacing it with

Research & Commentary: Sea-Level Rise in North Carolina

June 27, 2012

The North Carolina House is considering a bill that would reassess how state agencies extrapolate data on future rates of sea-level rise affecting coastal communities.

Research & Commentary: Proprietary Trading and the Volcker Rule

June 21, 2012

Proprietary trading is a common financial activity that is currently being targeted for additional regulation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and several high-profile losses by major

Research & Commentary: Mining Regulation

June 20, 2012

Mining is the process of extracting raw minerals from the earth to be converted into valuable materials used by society.

Research & Commentary: Earned Income Tax Credit vs. Minimum Wage Laws

June 19, 2012

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and minimum wage laws have been two of the primary mechanisms the federal and state governments have used to help low-income families move out of poverty.

Research & Commentary: Health Insurance Exchanges in Small States

June 18, 2012

Several states have halted the creation of health insurance exchanges, awaiting a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on the federal health care law.

Research & Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Education Platform

June 18, 2012

Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced his education policy platform in May.

Research & Commentary: Capital Gains Taxes Update

June 13, 2012

Absent Congressional action, several tax increases will go into effect at the end of the year.