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Commentary: “If Congress is serious about addressing economic growth and unemployment,” writes The Heritage Foundation’s Andrew Grossman, it needs to re-authorize President Bush’s soon-to-expire tax cuts.
Commentary: James Glassman similarly warns that “Congress is about to do severe harm to the U.S. economy if it fails to act in the next few months to stop three huge automatic tax increases.”
Commentary: National Taxpayers Union’s John Berthoud urges Congress to turn the thermostat down on calls for a Jimmy Carter-style windfall profits tax on oil.
Research: The Christmas holiday season upon us, the Tax Foundation releases a report which takes on the charity deduction for income taxes, noting “most 501(c)(3) charities now benefiting from the charitable deduction are neither charitable… nor providers of public goods.”
Commentary: University of Virginia environmental scientist Patrick Michaels debunks the methodology behind a study which recently attributed 150,000 deaths per year to global warming.
Commentary: Bob Brown of the Center for the Rocky Mountain West points to Montana’s forest management as a market-friendly model for the feds to pursue.
Commentary: “[T]he more we learn about the climate, the more it is clear our knowledge is just scratching the surface,” writes CEI senior fellow Iain Murray at TechCentralStation. Murray adds that the Kyoto Treaty and other treaties like them are “simple-minded.”
Commentary: Robert Huberty of Capital Research Center’s blog mocks an anti-Wal-Mart activist who found it hard to fight Wal-Mart from his hotel in India for lack of an Internet provider.
Research: Carla Main details “How Eminent Domain Ran Amok” in the Hoover Institution’s October/November 2005 Policy Review, tracing how the federal courts have turned a constitutional protection of free market capitalism into a cash cow for governments at the expense of economic liberty.
Commentary: The Heritage Foundation blogs on how “windfall profits” are helping to quickly repair refinery infrastructure to ensure long-term stability in gas prices.
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