The reforms recently signed into law by Gov. Quinn include: – Retirement age is raised from 60 to 67 years old; – the earnings cap is decreased from $240- thousand dollars to almost […]
(Regulation Magazine) Christopher Yoo surveys developments in internet technology and describes how changes in pricing plans are allowing internet providers to recover their investments in better bandwith capabilities.
(The James Madison Institute) In October 2005 Florida received approval from the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the broadest reform in the history of Medicaid. The plan involves real managed […]
(National Center for Policy Analysis) The University of Texas-San Antonio studied the effects of the voucher program in the Edgewood school district. The Texas Education Agency uses student performance on standardized tests to […]
(The Heritage Foundation) Resistance to higher fuel taxes to fund failed state and federal transportation programs has encouraged President Obama, some Members of Congress, and transportation lobbyists to endorse a federal infrastructure bank to invest in highways and transit.
(The Tax Foundation) The trouble with political discourse about the federal deficit is that voters are often numb to the subject, and as a result, politicians are able to avoid the unpopular votes for cutting spending or raising taxes. Whether deficits are expressed in hundreds of billions of dollars or percentages of GDP, their importance is hard for leaders to convey or for the public to grasp.
(Washington Policy Center) As traffic congestion and the financial and environmental costs of commuting continue to rise, a once overlooked transit alternative has quietly become an effective option for many motorists: vanpooling. Instead […]
(Reason TV) A small business is fighting for its life in Brooklyn, New York. (Previous 2009 article)
(Cato Institute) Michigan should be grateful the federal government allocated only $244 million to the Detroit-Chicago high-speed rail corridor. To qualify for the really big federal rail grants, California and Florida agreed to […]
(Insurance News Net) From Arnold Kling at the Mercatus Center and Nick Schulz at AEI: Forcing consumers to buy health insurance may benefit insurance companies, health-care providers and other special interests, but it is not good public policy.