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March 12, 2020
By David S. D’Amato
the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle over the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.
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Law
Regulation
December 9, 2019
By David S. D’Amato
Established in 2011 as part of a series of reforms responding to the financial crisis, the CFPB will soon be at the center of a Supreme Court battle on the fundamental nature of the Constitution’s separation of powers.
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
July 11, 2019
By David S. D’Amato
People respond to incentives. This is the case regardless of how the politico-economic system in which we live and work is structured.
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Economy
Government Spending
August 29, 2018
By David S. D’Amato
Job-guarantee proposals have dominated headlines of late, with high-profile politicians such as Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) advancing the policy.
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Government Spending
Government & Politics
May 23, 2018
By David S. D’Amato
For years a consistent refrain in American politics has bewailed an increasingly polarized political atmosphere.
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Government & Politics
April 4, 2018
By David S. D’Amato
Duke historian Nancy MacLean made waves in 2017 with her book Democracy in Chains.
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Government & Politics
March 20, 2018
By David S. D’Amato
Opponents of education choice like to prophesize doom when the subject is raised for debate.
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Education
January 31, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Jay Lehr, Peter Ferrara, Frederick D. Palmer, H. Sterling Burnett, Lennie Jarratt, Bette Grande, Tom Harris, James H. Rust, David S. D’Amato, Kenneth Haapala, David Guldenschuh, Corey DeAngelis , Wayne Allyn Root, J.T. Edwards, E. Calvin Beisner, Jane M. Orient, M.D., David L. Applegate, Howard L. Simons, William Briggs, Timothy Ball, Michelle Smith, Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Ronald D. Rotunda (1945 - 2018), Randal O’Toole, James Wanliss , Yuri Maltsev, Stephen B. Presser, Michael Schaus, Jim Waters, Russ McCullough, Christopher Garbacz
“The Heartland Institute has been advising many in the administration on climate and energy policy, so we were certainly encouraged and excited the president promoted his pro-energy, pro-America vision in his State of the Union Address.” - Tim Huelskamp
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Government & Politics
Government Spending
Health Care
Environment
Energy
Education
Entitlements
Employment
December 28, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
The Niskanen Center’s Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles have been making the rounds of late, promoting their new book The Captured Economy.
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Government & Politics
November 20, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
Humankind’s propensity to act selfishly is taken to be an important problem in political theory: an impediment, perhaps, to the utopian dreams of political philosophers.
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Government & Politics
October 30, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
America is much less the land of the free than it is the land where everything is illegal, where, as John Stossel pointed out in 2012, “No one can know what is legal.”
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Law
August 8, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
Predicting the future, even in a game with simple rules and few players is incredibly difficult, even for experts.
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Government & Politics
March 16, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
Every American learns in grade school of the three-part structure of the U.S. government: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.
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Government & Politics
Law
February 24, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
Is it possible to kill “quasi-corporatism”?
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Government & Politics
January 23, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
The prevailing political discourse seems to be consumed with the bromides of social justice, carefully tended by political and intellectual classes claiming special knowledge of its demands.
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Economy
Government & Politics
January 20, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
Americans must face up to the facts: politics has most likely blinded them, obscuring their view of significant facts and all but blacking out the portion of their brains devoted to critical thinking.
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Government & Politics
January 13, 2017
By David L. Applegate, David S. D’Amato, Matthew Glans, Tim Benson, Jesse Hathaway, H. Sterling Burnett
"The REINS Act helps restore the proper balance of power by requiring Congress to approve all new major regulations, thereby increasing accountability and transparency in the federal regulatory process." - David Applegate
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Law
Regulation
Government & Politics
January 9, 2017
By David S. D’Amato
For starters, we know it’s not astrophysics…
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Economy
December 21, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
Just how overregulated are America’s banks?
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Regulation
Economy
December 14, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
Almost all Americans seem to acknowledge the failures of the government school system; today’s disagreements and debates are confined only to causes and proposed solutions.
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Education
December 14, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
For early progressives the state was the true embodiment of the social will, the thinking, acting entity of which individual people are only one part.
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Government & Politics
November 23, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
A man’s home, as the saying goes, is his castle.
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Law
Economy
Government & Politics
November 11, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
Obamacare is seemingly grinding to a half as a result of being fundamentally at odds with basic economic principles
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Health Care
Government Spending
June 10, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
Last week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen was awarded the Radcliffe Medal at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
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May 6, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
The United States has lapsed into aristocracy, the New Class — the politically connected “enemies of promise” — standing in the way of the free market reforms that could make America the home of social mobility once again.
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Taxes
Government Spending
May 3, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
In a recent article published by Bloomberg View, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein discusses “an important but widely overlooked speech” made by Elizabeth Warren (D), in which the Massachusetts senator bemoans the influence of powerful industry groups
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Taxes
Government Spending
April 27, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
Advocates of the right to try argue that terminally ill patients should have access to treatments that have met the FDA’s safety requirements “but are not yet fully approved for market” (see Kurt Altman and Christina Sandefur’s “Right-To-Try Laws Fulfill
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Health Care
April 20, 2016
By David S. D’Amato
A government taking occurs when the regulatory strictures placed on a piece of property so limit its use that it is stripped of economic viability. Penn Central Transportation Co. v.
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Law
 

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