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Jun 29, 2015

The Economics of Climate Policy

A variety of policies have been proposed, and some of them enacted, to shift people away from fossil fuel use.

Jun 29, 2015

Using Pop Culture to Explain Economics in Everyday Life

Popular Economics: What the Rolling Stones, Downton Abbey, and LeBron James Can Teach You about Economics , John Tamny; Regnery Publishing, 2015, 256 pages; ISBN-13: 978-1621573371: $19.01

Jun 29, 2015

Research & Commentary: Delaware Estate Tax Repeal

Few taxes are more controversial than the estate tax, popularly referred to as the death tax.

Jun 29, 2015

MEDICAID: A Small Share of Enrollees Consistently Accounted for a Large Share of Expenditures

The GAO found that a small percentage of Medicaid-only enrollees — that is, those who were not also eligible for Medicare — consistently accounted for a large percentage of total Medicaid expenditu

Jun 29, 2015

Jessica Sena: Effects of Drilling "Setback" Regulations

In today's edition of The Heartland Institute Daily Podcast, Research Fellow Isaac Orr speaks with Jessica Sena.

Jun 29, 2015

Wyoming Banking Regs Squeeze Bitcoin Exchange Company

Coinbase, a bitcoin wallet and exchange service company with operations serving more than 2.5 million users in 190 countries, has announced the suspension of all operations in Wyoming as a result o