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March 27, 2019

What Medicare-for-All Supporters Won't Tell You

Democrats now propose a single-payer health care system to fix the problems largely created by their last health care reform effort: Obamacare. They won't tell you about the problems with single-payer, we will.

March 8, 2019

On Private Sector Use of Eminent Domain

There is no reason for principled conservatives to oppose private sector use of eminent domain, so long as it is reserved for a public use and includes just compensation. In fact, private sector infrastructure should be preferred over taxpayer-funded, government infrastructure. Through private sector development of infrastructure, we can grow the economy without growing the government.

August 23, 2018

Why NAFTA 2.0 Must Enhance IP Protection

Policies that support innovation and creativity should be priorities for the U.S. government, especially in trade agreements.

May 7, 2018

Misusing the Congressional Review Act to Re-Regulate the Internet

The U.S. Senate will shortly face an attempt to misuse the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to re-impose Title II regulations on the internet. This approach is ill-considered, and is likely to backfire on its proponents.

March 21, 2018

Five Undeniable Truths About Tariffs

President Trump hopes to make tariffs great again. But economists learned several lessons from the past big tariff push in the 1930s. Here are some of those lessons.

June 5, 2017

Prescription Drug Importation: Unsafe, Unnecessary and Unwise

Sen. Bernie Sanders has an amendment to allow prescription drug importation, even though numerous officials assert it's unsafe, and the vast majority of Americans have prescription drug coverage. 

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.

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