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Research: Even though atmospheric carbon dioxide levels increased in the same time period, “there was no net change in either the mean onset or duration of snow cover for the entire continent of North America” from 1950 to 2002, reports the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.
Commentary: “Japanese lawmakers recently were dealt a sharp lesson in the power of popular opposition to bad tax policy,” writes the Tax Foundation’s Andrew Chamberlain. The economist argues the failure of the iPod tax in Japan is just the latest example of how “the days of selective excise taxes as reliable revenue sources are numbered.”
Research: Cato Institute’s Director of Tax Policy Chris Edwards looks at how flat tax reforms have helped countries that adopted them.
Commentary: CEI Senior Fellow Marlo Lewis concludes that windfall profits taxes are “just energy taxes by another name, and cannot but stifle investment and increase U.S. dependence on foreign oil.”
Commentary: James Womack of the Lean Enterprise Institute chalks up Detroit’s woes to labor unions and pension arrangements, which haven’t responded to the market, and urges the Big Three automakers to learn from Toyota.
Research: Cato’s Doug Bandow examines how the Medicare drug benefit could lead to price controls on medicine, and with it, starving pharmaceutical companies of funding for research and development.
Commentary: Heritage's Ronald Utt argues the President and Congress have been too slow in curtailing abuse of eminent domain.
Commentary: Hillsdale College President Larry Arnn asks “Whatever Happened to the Ownership Society?” in the November issue of Imprimis.
News: “The growth of school choice in Milwaukee has led to more than $118 million in spending on new and remodeled schools in Milwaukee” reports Mike Ford for the Heartland Institute’s School Reform News.
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