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It has support from strange bedfellows: free-market capitalists and environmentalists are together on this one. Yet not one representative or senator from Florida has gotten behind it. A group of Everglades and estuary advocates is pushing to change that. In a letter sent Wednesday to U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson ...
Whenever people begin to glimpse the reality that non-market health care works for the entire rest of the world, the fog machines pump furiously until all reality is once again obscured. "Free market" think tanks pockmark the American landscape, continually pumping out the fog. The halls of the Congress ...

“It does not look like Congress is going to allocate additional dollars for managing our public lands,” says Holly Fretwell, a fellow with the Property and Environment Research Center, a free-market think tank. “That's nothing new. It doesn't matter what administration is in there—getting more dollars for public ...
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free-market think tank, called for the investigation in a letter Wednesday. Pearce, according to the letter, provided advance notice that the board would be vacating the decision from last year. The CEI letter requests that the investigation determine whether he had ...
CONCORD — On the same day school administrators and teacher representatives urged lawmakers to reject a school choice bill, SB 193, the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy and EdChoice released a report on school spending. The report by the free-market think tank shows that New Hampshire ...
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) –– The Bluegrass Institute for Public Policy Solutions, Kentucky's first and only free-market think tank, commends the state Senate for doing its part to pull the plug on KentuckyWired, the creation of former Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear and big-spending Republican 5th District ...

A statement released Monday by executives of the Bluegrass Institute, a free-market think tank, and Bruce Maples, publisher of the progressive Forward Kentucky blog, said, that the bill as unveiled last week, "eviscerates the commonwealth's open records and meetings laws by authorizing public officials ...
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free-market think tank, called for the investigation in a letter Wednesday. NLRB member Mark Gaston Pearce, according to the letter, improperly disclosed internal board deliberations. The letter alleges that the disclosures might violate internal agency rules.
The free-market think tank R Street Institute is looking to defend the federally overseen electricity markets from coal and nuclear power plant owners looking for incentives to continue operating in a market dominated by low-cost natural gas. R Street described the effort in a lengthy letter sent Wednesday to ...
It's also true that I work for the free market Independence Institute (II), an organization that spends almost as much time criticizing Republicans as we do Democrats. There's no political love lost ... Amy Cooke is Executive Vice President of the Independence Institute, a free market think tank in Denver.
How cosy is the relationship between free market ideologues pushing for greater deregulation and the government? Very, it turns out. The IFT (formerly the Institute for Free Trade), a hard-Brexit thinktank tied to the UK's climate science denial network enjoyed strong support from two government ...
Free-market think tank the Institute of Public Affairs has warned that Labor's plan to axe cash refunds for excess dividend imputation credits will affect every Australian with a superannuation account, by changing the relative benefits of investing in Australian shares. A policy brief by former Department of ...
Schneider is now a vice president and institute fellow at the American Institutes for Research and College Measures and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a free-market think tank. From 2005 to 2008, he was the commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, making him ...
Free market think tanks are in the business of expanding individual liberty. This often requires persuading people to think differently on certain issues. That said, think tanks invest few, if any, resources in studying the science of persuasion. What is the best approach to change people's opinion? How do ...
Arthur Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Institute, will step down after nearly a decade of leading the conservative think tank. ... of a prominent think tank, Brooks was perhaps best known among conservatives and Republicans on Capitol Hill for his ability to describe free-market economist ...
BluegrassBeaconLogo Editor's note: The Bluegrass Beacon is a weekly syndicated statewide newspaper column posted on the Bluegrass Institute website after being released to and published by newspapers statewide. Political leaders are justifiably pessimistic that throwing more dollars – even record ...
Free market think tank the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has poached Shanker Singham and three of his team from rival firm Legatum. ... It will also lead on the IEA's work on Epicenter– an independent initiative of eight leading think tanks from across Europe - and have responsibility for the IEA's output ...

It's a theory that the Kochs have clearly followed; between 2005 and 2015, their foundation has spent more than $144 million on universities, to seed research centers and free-market think tanks, according to an analysis by Greenpeace. One wealthy donor, industrialist John Olin, actually began investing in ...
UW-Madison think tank sponsors essay contest on whether to abolish birthright citizenship ... The center seeks to promote understanding and critical appreciation of the cardinal democratic principles, like religious and political freedom; the free market; educational reform; limited government; ...
When it comes to President Donald Trump's recently announced tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, Republican elected officials, business-oriented news outlets and free-market think tanks have been competing with each other to see who could be most critical of the decision. "If you want to stand up and ...
It doesn't do much use to have all this production without some place for it to go," says Charles Hughes, an analyst at the Manhattan Institute, a free market think tank. Pipelines "can help transport gas where it needs to go, which can lower costs for consumers." The size of the reserves of the Marcellus Shale ...
Swiss universities need to be more efficient if they are to compete internationally, says think tank Avenir Suisse. Regional aspirations have taken ... The independent free-market group of experts is quick to point out that Switzerland is not doing too badly higher-education-wise. “If you take the Times Higher ...
Dhananath's research study –'Cost of construction and protectionism' won the main award at the Asia Think Tank Shark Tank Championship held in ... experience in research, and backed by academic qualifications, Dhananath founded the free market thinktank Advocata with a small group of friends.
Swiss universities need to be more efficient if they are to compete internationally, says think tank Avenir Suisse, which warns that regional aspirations have taken priority over ... The independent free-market group of experts is quick to point out that Switzerland is not doing too badly higher-education-wise.
Switzerland should end the “duplication” in its higher education system, a thinktank has argued, in which every canton “jockeys to get into the higher ... of the world's top-ranked universities, notably ETH Zurich – Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, the pro-free market thinktank Avenir Suisse has ...
The free-market think tank has filed legal briefs and issued coalition letters against mandatory union dues. CEI labor policy expert Trey Kovacs suspects more unions might become member-only. “Another one could be to form member-only unions which basically addresses the free-rider problem,” Kovacs ...
“The Koch network is essentially buying the legitimacy of Brown University for their own private gain and recruiting the next generation of free-market activists,” says Ralph Wilson, co-founder of the advocacy group UnKoch My Campus. Visit the website of the Political Theory Project, a think tank at Brown ...
Connected to 450 free market think tanks across the globe, the Atlas Network is a powerful libertarian group funded by, amongst others, Exxon Mobil and the ... Prominent think tank pushers in the US, now members of the Atlas Network, include the Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute ...
Approval by the Trump administration seems likely, said Rae Hederman Jr., vice president of policy at the Buckeye Institute, a free market think tank which supports the work requirement. The Trump administration has called for those kinds of waivers and granted similar waivers already to Kentucky and ...
But earlier this week, the City Council agreed to let Berke execute a TIF related to extending M.L. King Boulevard across Riverfront Parkway to the Tennessee Riverwalk. However, the Nashville-based Beacon Center of Tennessee, a free-market conservative think tank, is pushing for a public referendum on ...
The State Policy Network, a web of 66 free-market think tanks, has described the case as a way to “defund and defang” its adversaries. ... According to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think tank, 20 percent of public employees in right-to-work states are free-riders, compared to around 7 percent in ...
The Bank of England's inflation target should be scrapped in favour of aiming for nominal GDP (NGDP), according to a report to be published today by a free-market think tank. The Adam Smith Institute will say an NGDP target – the economy's output not adjusted for inflation – would allow “more accurate ...
A flat rate of 25% would reduce tax revenues by EUR27 billion a year, according to calculations of free-market think tank Istituto Bruno Leoni, which advocates a flat tax at that level and says budget cuts should make up for it. The center-right coalition argues a decline in tax evasion would cover much of the ...
A tariff can trigger changes to any of these. Christine McDaniel, a former White House trade economist and a senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center, a free-market think tank headquartered at George Mason University, says the tariffs create "a market distortion that makes it hard to predict" the precise ...
Like most states, Colorado has a bureaucracy dedicated to doling out taxpayer-subsidized “incentives” to politically favored private businesses that don't actually need a subsidy in the first place. The most recent example is a “consolidated” corporate welfare pitch to Amazon to bring its coveted HQ 2 to the ...
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a free-market think tank, released a report highlighting how members-only unions can potentially solve problems for both sides in the case. Members-only unions aren't obligated to represent nonmembers who don't pay dues – though unions lose a huge benefit ...
Both the “progressive” McKell paper and its “free market” IPA response are united in their basic understanding. They both say that everyday Australians need good wages to safeguard their prosperity — the IPA claims its difference by making stagnant wages move with some gini co-efficient magic.” A useful ...
Voluntary conservation, boosted by USDA's cost-share programs, has “proved unable to achieve reduction in emissions large enough to meet water (quality) goals,” says the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). The free-enterprise think tank advocates “mandatory adoption of practices that reduce runoff.
jimwatersfrankfort01 KENTUCKY (1/18/18) – Your humble correspondent warned for years the day would come when public-pension funding crowded out government services Kentuckians on both sides of the political aisle care about. I've also warned repeatedly that dumping more money into the systems without stopping ...
The NZ Initiative was formed from the merger of the Business Roundtable and David Skilling's NZ Institute in 2012, and comes from the most free-market perspective. It is funded by membership fees, as opposed to the other two think tanks, which pay the bills by undertaking commissioned research.
Ministers should consider implementing the radical policy of a universal basic income, according to a new report by a free market think-tank. The Adam Smith Institute (ASI) claims there is rising evidence for basic income and calls on governments across the globe to experiment with the idea. The concept ...
Here's a bit of trivia: New Hampshire's tallest building was erected by a general contractor unlicensed by the state of New Hampshire. Before you decide to avoid forever Manchester's 20-story City Hall Plaza, you should know no building in the state, including your house, was built by a state-licensed ...
The National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank. Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations and less than two percent from corporations. It receives over 350,000 ...
IDEAS research director Ali Salman said restrictions hamper the smooth functioning of the free market. — Picture courtesy of istanbulnetwork.orgKUALA LUMPUR, Jan 18 — The government must work with businesses to ensure the smooth functioning of the free market to counter underground and parallel ...
When Drew Cline, the president of the free-market think-tank Josiah Bartlett Center, testified to the committee on Tuesday about the group's updated projections on the bill's impact to schools, House Finance Chairman Rep. Neal Kurk, a Republican, had only one question. “What about the impact on the ...
Randolph May, president of the self-described “free market-oriented” think tank The Free State Foundation, noted in a blog post that the Indian-American Pai has faced personal attacks ranging “from foul epithets to crude racist innuendo to — shockingly — outright death threats.” Pai's wife and children have ...
A Washington-based think tank, the American Council for Capital Formation, has criticized New York City's decision to divest its pension funds of fossil fuels. In a report released Thursday morning, the ACCF, which tends to focus on free market and pro-business policy, called the decision “another alarming ...
Democrats and former George W. Bush administration energy officials decried the proposal while consumer and environmental groups joined free-market think tanks, including the R Street Institute and The Heritage Foundation, in opposition. While Energy Department officials insist they're “with the federal ...
Nathan Benefield, vice president and COO of the Commonwealth Foundation, said the foundation is a free-market think tank that focuses on key state issues, including fiscal policy, economic policy, state budget, education policy and labor policy. They consider themselves nonpartisan in that they do not get ...
Pete Sepp, left, is president of the National Taxpayers Union, based in Washington, D.C. Charles Mitchell is president and CEO of the Commonwealth Foundation, Pennsylvania's free-market think tank. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print. Lancaster County residents are no strangers to hard work. For centuries ...


 

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