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Oct 31, 2014

Humans Aren’t Responsible for National Parks Changes

Climate Change Weekly #145

Oct 31, 2014

Will There Be Obamacare Rate Shock in 2015?

Hanging around actuaries as long as I have one of the old sayings I picked up was, "Figures don't lie, but liars figure."

Oct 31, 2014

Study Finds Smart Growth Policies Are Ineffective, Unpopular

Supporters of the use of government regulations to guide “green” development argue that zoning laws and other mandates are effective tools in driving economic growth towards preferred outcomes.

Oct 31, 2014

Research & Commentary: South Carolina Common Core

South Carolina became the second state in the nation to repeal Common Core State Standards, a set of requirements for what elementary and secondary school children should know in each grade in math

Oct 30, 2014

Could Republicans Kill Obamacare with 51 Votes?

Good news for those of us who would like to see Obamacare replaced with something based on free markets and that will, well, work: Senate Minority Leader Mitch Mc

Oct 30, 2014

Tax Study Details Reforms Needed for Connecticut’s Success

This month, the Tax Foundation released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index, in which Connecticut was ranked forty-second, out of 50 total states.