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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.
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.
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.
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
October 4, 2018
By James Taylor
The Climate Solutions Caucus (CSC) works hand-in-hand with the leftist Citizens' Climate Lobby. Any scheme to replace affordable conventional energy with expensive wind and solar power would severely punish consumers and the U.S. economy.
September 19, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Brief, Heartland's Charlie Katebi and Lindsay Atkinson from the Idaho Freedom Foundation discuss how Milliman and other consulting firms routinely underestimate the cost of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
June 20, 2018
By Edward Hudgins
The twenty-first century might well see medical innovations that could rid humanity of crippling and deadly illnesses, extending the healthy lifetimes of all by decades.
June 11, 2018
By Charlie Katebi
In this Policy Brief, Charlie Katebi argues taxpayer spending on health care for Pennsylvania state employees has skyrocketed as a result of wasteful incentives and a lack of price transparency in the state’s health care system.
May 30, 2018
By Joseph Bast, Peter Ferrara
Humankind's historic and ongoing use of fossil fuels has resulted in huge benefits for people, wildlife, and ecosystems. Five of those benefits are documented here.
April 25, 2018
By Tim Benson, Vicki Alger
Students should not have to wait years at a time or become victims of violent crime before their parents are allowed to transfer them to safer schools.
April 13, 2018
By Jay Lehr, Kenneth Haapala, Patrick Moore, Patrick Frank
Although completed too late to submit to the judge, this document stands on its own as a good primer on climate change.
November 20, 2017
By Carl L. Brodt and Alan Bonsteel
All students have unique skills, face unique challenges, and have unique needs. For many students, such needs are not met in standard government school classrooms and settings. These students are often described generally as "at-risk."
October 31, 2017
State lawmakers weighing whether to apply for a federal amendments convention are often asked, "How do you know an amendments convention is a convention of the states?"
October 12, 2017
By Roger Bezdek
Flooding problems in the Chesapeake Bay region— Maryland and Virginia in particular—are due not to climate-change-induced sea-level rise, but to land subsidence.