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July 28, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Let's do a statistical analysis of the priorities of Black Lives Matter in their own words.
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Government & Politics
May 29, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Trumpnomics is it's own unique mix of economics values. Darren Brady Nelson breaks down how this has worked for the United States.
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Economy
May 13, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Policymakers and analysts generally agree that much work and many reforms are needed to repair, improve, and enhance infrastructure in America. But how, exactly, should these goals be achieved?
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Taxes
Government Spending
May 13, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson, Jim Lakely
Policymakers should look at how Australia decentralized its infrastructure management to create a similar system in the United States.
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Transportation
Government Spending
March 20, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
What will the long-term effects of the coronavirus be? Darren Brady Nelson breaks it down and compares it to prohibition era bootlegging.
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Health Care
Regulation
January 27, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Companies that allegedly practice "surveillance capitalism" have become seemingly inescapable in our modern economy, leading a host of critics to explain the many ways those like Facebook and Google threaten our lives and freedoms.
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Government & Politics
Economy
InfoTech & Telecom
January 15, 2020
By Darren Brady Nelson
Trump slowly walked and waved his way to the podium. When he waved my way, up in one of the “nose bleed” sections, but it weirdly felt like he was waving just at me.
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Government & Politics
June 6, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
Reducing means deregulation. Deregulation is about reducing the economic and ethical burdens on businesses and consumers
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Government & Politics
June 5, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
Recently I attended the launch by Scott Pruitt of the EPA’s new Office of Continuous Improvement (and, as proof, you can see me in the background of this official photo).
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Environment
May 29, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
When will Paul Krugman adapt to reality?
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Economy
Government Spending
Government & Politics
May 17, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
In the Avenger’s Infinity War, Thanos is obviously the main villain but less obviously a do-gooder.
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Economy
Environment
May 8, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
There were many highlights from CPAC, but none greater than the hour-plus speech by President Donald Trump
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Government & Politics
April 25, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
CPI fell slightly in March, along with a decline in the gasoline index.
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Economy
February 21, 2018
By Darren Brady Nelson
The President of the United States (POTUS), Donald Trump, once again publicly talked about his “bold”, “new” and “transformative” infrastructure plan in his recent State of the Union (SOTU) speech.
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Government & Politics
April 21, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson, Matt Hurley
Congress is considering a major corporate tax reform bill its proponents say would help to slow the growth in the number of U.S.-based businesses merging with foreign competitors and leaving the country by repairing flaws in the tax system. In January, U.
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Taxes
Government Spending
March 23, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
In the midst of a financial crisis, Flint, Michigan’s city council voted 7–1 to approve a proposal in 2013 to switch water providers from the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) to the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA).
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Employment
Government Spending
Environment
March 22, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a report concluding more regulation is needed to increase the spread of broadband Internet access in the nation.
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Regulation
InfoTech & Telecom
Climate Change
Taxes
Government Spending
March 18, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
Lawmakers in Congress approved a trade bill that included provisions prohibiting state and local governments from taxing Internet access or creating multiple or discriminatory taxes on online commerce. In February, the U.S.
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Economy
Taxes
InfoTech & Telecom
Government Spending
March 3, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
Eighteen years after Virginia lawmakers passed a law bringing a limited amount of school choice options to the state, lawmakers are putting a question before voters that could revise the state’s constitution and increase the ability of parents to enroll
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Education
February 23, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Supporting Transparent Regulatory and Environmental Actions in Mining Act (STREAM) on January 12, 2016.
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Energy
Regulation
Environment
Climate Change
February 19, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives approved a pair of bills to help identify and remove unnecessary federal regulations and increase the difficulty of passing new, extraneous regulations in the future.
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Regulation
Law
Taxes
Government Spending
February 10, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
San Diego, California lawmakers are appealing a ruling by the state’s labor relations board that rolls back pension entitlement reforms approved by voters four years ago.
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Government Spending
Taxes
February 5, 2016
By Darren Brady Nelson
At a state think tank’s annual convention, Texas Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick (R) announced his commitment to promoting school choice in the state, calling education reform his “top priority.
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Education
October 7, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
On average, electricity from new wind resources is nearly four times as expensive as that from existing nuclear sources and nearly three times as expensive as using existing coal sources, a new study by the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
September 15, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Responding to a burgeoning fiscal crisis, Puerto Rico Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla (PPD) is proposing significant economic reforms to revive the island’s ailing economy.
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Economy
Government Spending
Taxes
September 11, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
A group of U.S. senators are pushing to formally liquidate the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im). The government agency’s charter expired in June.
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Government Spending
Taxes
FIRE
September 1, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
A national poll conducted by polling agency Zogby Analytics found a majority of American consumers hold a negative opinion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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FIRE
Taxes
Government Spending
August 17, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S. House of Representatives voted in June to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), widely considered to be a national health care rationing board.
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Health Care
August 11, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Many health care experts disagree with claims made in a report in the Lancet supporting President Barack Obama’s assertion climate change poses a public health threat through increased risk of food insecurity and air pollution, among many other things.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
August 7, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Competitive Enterprise Institute’s (CEI) 2015 annual survey Ten Thousand Commandments (10kC) examines the size, scope, and cost of federal regulations and how they impact U.S. consumers, businesses, and the economy.
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Energy
Regulation
Environment
Climate Change
August 7, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Greece’s health care system is collapsing, and the tragedy should be a cautionary tale for the United States, says Dave Racer, a member of the Board of the Minnesota Physician-Patient Alliance (MPPA) and the legislative research director for the
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Health Care
July 27, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) is campaigning across the state for the first gasoline tax increase in 25 years. The tax would raise money for proposed increases in state infrastructure spending.
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Government Spending
Transportation
Taxes
July 27, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The chairman of the U.S.
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Government Spending
Regulation
Transportation
Taxes
July 22, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The U.S.
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Health Care
July 17, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The panel titled “Climate Policy Impacts,” held at the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change” featured Arizona state Senator Carlyle Begay’s (D) presentation “[The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change], Saving Humanity from
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Energy
Environment
July 14, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change’s ninth panel, “Human Welfare, Energy, and Policies,” featured panelists S. Fred Singer, Craig D Idso, Lord Christopher Monckton, and Robert M. Carter.
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Energy
Environment
Climate Change
July 9, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
New Jersey State Assemblymen Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson) and Gordon Johnson (D-Bergen), are proposing a bill creating a regulatory framework for digital currency exchange companies and offering tax breaks to exchange companies created in or relocating to the
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Government Spending
Taxes
FIRE
July 3, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint kicked off the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change on June 11 by presenting the 2015 Political Leadership on Climate Change Award to U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-OK). DeMint, a former U.S.
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Energy
Environment
June 29, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Coinbase, a bitcoin wallet and exchange service company with operations serving more than 2.
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Economy
Regulation
InfoTech & Telecom
FIRE
Taxes
Government Spending
June 20, 2015
By Darren Brady Nelson
Charter schools across the nation are increasingly subject to the same kinds of excessive regulations that have suppressed student achievement in the nation’s traditional public schools, according to a report from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
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Education
 

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