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Health Care
April 30, 2019
A Modern System for Approving the Cures of the Future
This Policy Brief argues an FTCM approach, by collecting real-world data on the effects of new drugs, would provide more patients with access to potentially life-saving drugs, and it would do so faster and more efficiently than the current FDA system.
Health Care
March 8, 2019
How Extending the AIDS Drug Access Model to Other Diseases Would Save Lives
This Policy Brief will outline the need to speed up treatments and cures for these and other diseases, which is as critical now as the need to facilitate the development and delivery of medications for AIDS/HIV sufferers was three decades ago.
Energy
March 5, 2019
Global Warming Energy Restrictions Threaten U.S. National Security
A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness.
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Health Care
January 3, 2019
The State Lawmaker’s Case for Legalizing Dental Therapy
This Policy Brief keeps the liberty question front-and-center in the dental therapy debate.
Energy
December 28, 2018
Fallacies of So-Called 'Sustainable' Investments
This paper shows that fiduciaries have a moral obligation—and, in some cases, a legal obligation—to avoid sustainable investment practices.
Taxes
December 23, 2018
Mercatus Center: Amazon HQ2 Is the Only Competition Where the Losers Are Winners
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''

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Policy Briefs
April 30, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
This Policy Brief argues an FTCM approach, by collecting real-world data on the effects of new drugs, would provide more patients with access to potentially life-saving drugs, and it would do so faster and more efficiently than the current FDA system.
March 8, 2019
By Edward Hudgins
This Policy Brief will outline the need to speed up treatments and cures for these and other diseases, which is as critical now as the need to facilitate the development and delivery of medications for AIDS/HIV sufferers was three decades ago.
March 5, 2019
By James Taylor
A review of all risk factors reveals that imposing carbon dioxide restrictions on the U.S. economy would diminish, rather than enhance, American military preparedness.
January 3, 2019
By Michael Hamilton, Charlie Katebi
This Policy Brief keeps the liberty question front-and-center in the dental therapy debate.
December 28, 2018
By Martin Hutchinson
This paper shows that fiduciaries have a moral obligation—and, in some cases, a legal obligation—to avoid sustainable investment practices.
December 23, 2018
By Michael Farren and Anne Philpot
'[C]ities and states are throwing their money away when they court Amazon’s favor through subsidies.''
December 5, 2018
By Michelle Minton
E-cigarettes are vastly safer than smoking, help smokers quit, and are a net positive for public health. Despite this, public perception of e-cigarette safety has declined, while demands for stricter regulation have intensified.
December 5, 2018
Decades of research by health economists, regulatory economists, and antitrust lawyers shows CON laws fail to achieve their expressed goals, limit supply, and undermine competition.
November 1, 2018
By Guy Bentley
Any policy that harms the exclusive makers of reduced-risk products such as e-cigarettes more than the makers of traditional cigarettes is not in the interests of public health.
October 12, 2018
By Tim Benson, Linnea Lueken
This Policy Brief outlines the basic elements of the fracking process and then refutes the four most widespread fracking myths, providing lawmakers and the public with the research and data they need to make informed decisions about hydraulic fracturing.