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April 18, 2017

A Limited Government Solution to the Bathroom Controversy


It should be no surprise that the best solution to the transgender bathroom controversy is to limit rather than expand government power. Texas and other concerned state legislatures should assert their authority as creators of their municipalities to limit the ability of their municipalities to engage in such civic mischief.

April 4, 2017

No Basis for Conservative Opposition to the Texas Central Rail Project


There is no principled conservative objection to the privately financed Texas Central Rail project, but those trying to kill the project ARE violating several conservative principles.

October 25, 2016

Exporting Oil and Gas Will Import Economic Growth


Opening up the export of crude oil and natural gas has been one of the Obama administration's few pro-growth policies, because it will increase fossil fuel production, growing jobs and helping our energy-dependent allies.

March 7, 2016

Bold Policy Reforms for the 2016 Election


Challenging times require bold reforms, but very few political candidates have proposed any. With this paper we try to fill that gap by identifying five reforms that would solve current problems, spur economic growth and return power and money to the states and the people.

February 18, 2016

Civil Asset Forfeiture and the Constitution


Virtually everyone agrees with criminal asset forfeiture. But civil asset forfeiture, in which government can seize property without charging the property's owner with a crime, is widespread and troubling because it denies citizens several constitutional rights.

November 4, 2015

Explaining the High Cost of Prescription Drugs


Many brand name prescription drugs are expensive, and there are reasons for that. But most of the proposed political "fixes" would only make them more expensive or ensure they never reach the market. The better solution to controlling prices is to reduce onerous regulations an expand competition.

October 14, 2015

The Minimum Wage Is a Price-Control Debate


Minimum wage legislation is just another form of price controls. Most economists understand why price controls don't work, but many people forget those principles with respect to the minimum wage.

September 14, 2015

Securing Our Rights Through ECPA Reform


James Madison, and George Mason before him, were clear in the language in the Fourth Amendment, that the people and anything they own must be protected from unreasonable and warrantless government searches and seizures. So why aren't we?

May 26, 2015

The Private Sector Can Reform Social Security's Disability Program


Social Security's disability program is in bad financial shape. A private sector reform, modeled after a program that's been around for nearly 35 years, would provide the disabled and survivors with better benefits while helping remove some of the strain from Social Security.

April 16, 2015

The High Cost of Inventing New Drugs--And of Not Inventing Them


The cost of developing new prescription drugs is very expensive—a process made even more expensive than it has to be because of excessive government restrictions and limited patent life. However, not developing new drugs can also be expensive, both in financial and human costs.

 

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