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Californians back new policies to fight climate change, poll says

Californians are concerned about the effects of climate change and support new steps to address the problem, according to a poll released Wednesday night by the Public Policy Institute of California.

Rick Hess Recants Common Core...or does he?

By Ken Derstine @ Defend Public Education! July 29, 2015 Rick Hess, the resident scholar and director of education policy studies at the right-wing American Policy Institute, has an article in the Fall 2014 issue of National Affairs: “ How the Common Core Went Wrong ”. Show More Summary

An Analysis of the Obama Administration's Social Cost of Carbon

Patrick J. Michaels I am Patrick J. Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the Cato Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan public policy research institute located here in Washington DC, and Cato is my sole source of employment income. Show More Summary

Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance, study finds

Many government-run public health systems in developing countries have instituted copayments for visits to clinics and prescription drugs. However, the study's authors found evidence to suggest that such policies are associated withShow More Summary

Top CEOs Earn More Than 300 Times What Average Workers Do, Study Finds

last monthNews : Huffington Post

CEOs at top U.S. companies earned more than 300 times what average workers did in 2014, a new study revealed on Monday. According to the report by the Economic Policy Institute, CEOs of the top 350 publicly owned U.S. companies earned,...Show More Summary

Germany's Leadership Role in Advancing Economic Freedom: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit, Becky Norton-Dunlop, vice president of The Heritage Foundation and former director of the White House Cabinet Office during President Ronald Reagan and Dr. Show More Summary

Support dwindles for changing Proposition 13

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Support has dwindled for removing commercial properties from tax limits imposed by Proposition 13, the landmark property tax initiative approved by voters in 1978, according to a new poll by the  Public Policy Institute of Californi...

What Can Adam Smith Teach Us About Tax Policy?

I have a new publication up at Libertarianism.org, a project of the Cato Institute. It examines the role that Adam Smith has played in influencing the public debate on tax policy in the last couple of centuries, and includes some critiques...Show More Summary

Livestream of Rand Paul "Unleashing the American Dream" 12:45 PM Central

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul joins the Illinois Policy Institute at the 1871 Center for a discussion about how to transform Chicago, the state of Illinois and the U.S. with liberty-based public policy solutions.Tickets are completely sold out, but you can watch the livestream at 12:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Tom Stossel Attempts to Debunk the Conflict-of-Interest "Myth"

Yesterday, I interviewed Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, about his new book, PharmaPhobia, and his call to action against the "Conflict of Interest Movement," which he claims undermines American medical innovation. Show More Summary

Making Sense of Profit Shifting: Lars Feld

Lars Feld is the Chair for Economic Policy and Constitutional Economics at Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and President of the Walter Eucken Institute. A widely cited public finance economist, Professor Feld is an expert on profit...Show More Summary

Purdue Takes A Stand For Free Speech, No Matter How Offensive Or Unwise

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Purdue University has become the first public institution of higher education to adopt a free speech policy called the "Chicago principles," condemning the suppression of views no matter how "offensive, unwise, immoral, or wrong-headed" they may be. The board of trustees passed a measure endorsing those principles on Friday. Show More Summary

Heartland Institute Heads to Rome to Advise Pope Francis on Climate Policy

World’s Leading Scientific ‘Skeptics’ of Man-Caused Global Warming Invite Public and Press to Open Events April 27 and 28 Just Outside the Vatican The Heartland Institute is sending a team of climate scientists to Rome next week to inform Pope Francis of the truth about climate science: There is no global warming crisis! Monday, April…

Randi Weingarten: : Sleight of Hand Artist - Part 2

By Ken Derstine April 22, 2015 The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. It promotes the advancement of free enterprise capitalism,...Show More Summary

Priorities for Romania: Strengthening the Rule of Law and Advancing Economic Freedom

Co-authored by Natasha Srdoc, co-founder, Adriatic Institute for Public Policy and International Leaders Summit and Monica Macovei, member of the European Parliament and former justice minister of Romania _____ The European Parliament,...Show More Summary

A tale of two taxes in Illinois: Sin taxes and gas taxes

A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute survey last month found that 53 percent of respondents thought expanding gambling would be a good way to raise money and help close the state's $6.2 billion budget gap. The response shouldn't be surprising. Show More Summary

ILLINOIS WORKERS FILE LAWSUIT TO END MANDATORY UNION DUES

By Jacob Huebert, Illinois Policy Institute The future of public and private unions in two big labor-friendly states may be at stake as foes mount aggressive legal challenges over the long-controversial practice of mandatory dues.

Bored teenagers are the last people we should be forcing to vote

One of the trendy things to worry about these days is political disengagement among young people. A think tank called the Institute for Public Policy Research is so worried it’s… Continue reading The post Bored teenagers are the last people we should be forcing to vote appeared first on Spectator Blogs.

What does Paul Campos know that the Public Policy Institute of California does not?

Paul Campos writes in the New York Times about what he claims is the “real reason” for higher college tuition in the USA: far from being caused by funding cuts, the astonishing rise in college tuition correlates closely with a huge increase in public subsidies for higher education.… a major factor driving increasing costs is […]

Poll Shows Nearly Half of Voters in US State of Illinois Oppose Fracking

A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll showed that almost half of Illinois voters tend to oppose hydraulic fracturing.

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