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Taxes
December 12, 2019
Policy Tip Sheet: Progressive “Fair Tax” Will Worsen Illinois Economic Woes
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
Taxes
December 6, 2019
Policy Brief: Debunking the Scandinavian Socialism Myth: An Evaluation of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
Health Care
December 4, 2019
Addressing the Physician Shortage By Taking Action
This 2017 report looks at the current system of how the U.S. trains doctors after medical school and why this has led to physician shortages.
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Health Care
December 1, 2019
How "Medicare for All" Harms Working Americans
This study examines how a government-run health care system will impact household income.
Alcohol & Tobacco
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Find Over 80 Percent of Vaping-Related Illnesses Attributable to THC
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
Regulation
November 26, 2019
Research & Commentary: Pennsylvania’s Occupational Licensing Reforms Would Lower Barriers for Ex-Offenders, More Reforms Needed
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.

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December 12, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans discusses the proposed progressive tax in Illinois, why these taxes are less effective than the current flat tax, and how a progressive tax will have a strong negative effect on Illinois' economy.
December 6, 2019
By Christopher Talgo, Justin Haskins
This paper seeks to establish, beyond any doubt, that Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have not embraced Marxist principles throughout much of their economies and are thus not “socialist” nations.
December 4, 2019
By Kevin Dayaratna, PhD., John O'Shea, M.D.
This 2017 report looks at the current system of how the U.S. trains doctors after medical school and why this has led to physician shortages.
December 1, 2019
By Edmund Haislmaier and Jamie Hall
This study examines how a government-run health care system will impact household income.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
83% of patients reported using THC-containing vaping devices, similar to findings in numerous state health departments including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Minnesota, Oregon, and Utah.
November 26, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
Legislation would prevent boards and commissions from automatically denying licenses based on criminal histories, but the Commonwealth should further reform some burdensome regulations imposed on certain occupations.
November 26, 2019
By Vicki Alger, Tim Benson
Students should not have to wait years or become victims of violent crime before their parents are allowed to transfer them to safer schools.
November 25, 2019
By Matthew Glans
Two proposals from Transportation for Massachusetts and the Boston Chamber of Commerce call for 25-cent and 15-cent gas tax increases, respectively.
November 25, 2019
By Daren Bakst
Steps taken to improve transparency for federal agencies’ use of science will improve accountability in policymaking and uphold democratic principles.
November 21, 2019
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines new legislation in South Dakota that would expand telehealth to improve access to mental health services.