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Taxes
January 10, 2018
Ten State Solutions to Emerging Issues 2018
This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2018 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and constitutional reform.
Education
March 10, 2011
Ten Principles of Higher Education Reform
The dissemination and expansion of knowledge is important to the advancement of our civilization and our nation’s economic productivity, yet the cost of that effort is considerable and rising dramatically.
InfoTech & Telecom
February 1, 2011
10 Principles of Telecom Policy
Since the Great Depression, the telecom* industry has been subject to comprehensive regulation, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in charge of interstate services and state public utility commissions overseeing intrastate services.
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Taxes
November 2, 2010
Ten Principles of Federal Tax Policy
This booklet focuses on the federal income tax, since this tax collects by far the most revenue and affects the most people in the United States.
Taxes
October 5, 2010
Ten Principles of Federal Tax Policy
The power to tax is the most ubiquitous of all government powers. It reaches directly or indirectly to all classes of people, all industries, all elements of society. Taxes always place at least some burdens on business, individuals, and the economy.
Government Spending
September 1, 2010
Ten Principles for Improved Business Climates
The “business climate” of a nation, state, or city refers to the combined effect on businesses of public policies, natural endowments, and other assets that affect business start-ups and profitability.

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Legislative Principles
January 10, 2018
This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2018 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and constitutional reform.
March 10, 2011
By Richard Vedder and Matthew Denhart
The dissemination and expansion of knowledge is important to the advancement of our civilization and our nation’s economic productivity, yet the cost of that effort is considerable and rising dramatically.
February 1, 2011
By Hance Haney, George Gilder
Since the Great Depression, the telecom* industry has been subject to comprehensive regulation, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in charge of interstate services and state public utility commissions overseeing intrastate services.
November 2, 2010
By Dan Pilla
This booklet focuses on the federal income tax, since this tax collects by far the most revenue and affects the most people in the United States.
October 5, 2010
By Daniel J. Pilla
The power to tax is the most ubiquitous of all government powers. It reaches directly or indirectly to all classes of people, all industries, all elements of society. Taxes always place at least some burdens on business, individuals, and the economy.
September 1, 2010
By Joseph Bast
The “business climate” of a nation, state, or city refers to the combined effect on businesses of public policies, natural endowments, and other assets that affect business start-ups and profitability.
July 2, 2010
By Leonard Gilroy and Adrian Moore
Privatization means shifting some or all aspects of service delivery from government to private-sector providers. It is a strategy to lower the costs of government and achieve higher performance and better outcomes for tax dollars spent.
October 15, 2009
By Matthew Glans
We wrote this guide for three reasons: because insurance is an important economic activity; because it is regulated almost entirely at the state level and is thus of particular concern to state legislators; and because we hope a look at the principles
October 1, 2009
By Matthew Glans
Why do we need 10 principles of P&C insurance regulation?
February 1, 2009
By Hance Haney and George Gilder
Why do we need principles of telecom policy?