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Constitutional Reform
July 18, 2017
A Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment
As the debt of the United States government continues to mount, efforts to add a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution are gaining steam. But drafting such an amendment is not as easy as it sounds.
Government Spending
May 31, 2017
Research & Commentary: Michigan Considers Moving to 401(k)s for Teachers
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Michigan which would move all new teachers to a 401(k)-style defined-contribution plan.
InfoTech & Telecom
May 24, 2017
Municipal Fiber in the United States: An Empirical Assessment of Financial Performance
This paper, written by University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Christopher S. Yoo, identifies 88 active municipal fiber projects in the U.S., and examines their net present value and financial status.
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Economy
May 1, 2017
The Economics of Subsidizing Sports Stadiums
This paper, written by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis senior economic education specialist Scott Wolla, examines the economics of sport stadium subsidies.
Health Care
March 28, 2017
Personal Health Care Safety Net Medicaid Fix
Our Medicaid Fix would expand patient choice and give each Medicaid enrollee real money instead of false promises, in the form of a personal, federal, and state safety nets and help for people with preexisting conditions.
Government Spending
March 17, 2017
A Safety Net That Works: Improving federal programs for low-income families (American Enterprise Institute)
A recent AEI study titled "A Safety Net That Works" provides an overview of the issues of each of the current welfare programs and suggestions on how they should be addressed.

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Government Spending
July 18, 2017
By Rob Natelson
As the debt of the United States government continues to mount, efforts to add a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution are gaining steam. But drafting such an amendment is not as easy as it sounds.
May 31, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed pension reform plan in Michigan which would move all new teachers to a 401(k)-style defined-contribution plan.
May 24, 2017
By Christopher S. Yoo and Timothy Pfenninger
This paper, written by University of Pennsylvania Law School professor Christopher S. Yoo, identifies 88 active municipal fiber projects in the U.S., and examines their net present value and financial status.
May 1, 2017
By Scott A. Wolla
This paper, written by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis senior economic education specialist Scott Wolla, examines the economics of sport stadium subsidies.
March 28, 2017
By Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, S.T. Karnick
Our Medicaid Fix would expand patient choice and give each Medicaid enrollee real money instead of false promises, in the form of a personal, federal, and state safety nets and help for people with preexisting conditions.
March 17, 2017
By Elizabeth Sanders
A recent AEI study titled "A Safety Net That Works" provides an overview of the issues of each of the current welfare programs and suggestions on how they should be addressed.
March 9, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the tenth and final in the Roadmap series -- describes efforts to define the optimal size of government, and policies that can get us there.
February 22, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the ninth in the Roadmap series -- describes the importance of U.S. military readiness and three priorities for the new administration.
February 8, 2017
By Elizabeth Sanders
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Proposes Welfare Reform, Titled "Wisconsin Works For Everyone"
January 31, 2017
By Ted Dabrowski
This report, published by the Illinois Policy Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, proposes a set of comprehensive reforms necessary to revive the state’s failing economy by making reforms to government spending and taxation policies.