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October 2012 - Volume 18, Number 4


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What's New at Public Interest Institute?

by Deborah D. Thornton


Recent POLICY STUDIES address a wide variety of issues, including “Teen Unemployment in Iowa” and “Iowa’s Privileged Class: State Government Employees,” both by Amy K. Frantz, and “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: School Choice in Iowa,” by Deborah D. Thornton.


Dr. Donald Racheter and Dan Oliver authored a POLICY STUDY titled, “The Federal Trade Commission’s Investation of Google,” which is interesting reading.


Our newest work, “Orascom or Orascam? Corporate Income and Property Tax Reform Needed,” by Deborah D. Thornton, reviews the issues of the Iowa Fertilizer Company and state tax incentives. This is a follow-up to the tax increment financing work Ms. Thornton did earlier this year and her presentation to the Burlington Tea Party in August.


The September issue of Limits included articles on “Washington Isn’t Broken — Just Broke” and “Democrats’ Leftward Drift Is Blocking Tax Reform.”


September BRIEFS included “How Shall We Pay for Health Care” and “Government Always Finds a Need,” written by Deborah D. Thornton. “How Shall We Pay...” is based on information from a 1949 pamphlet addressing original proposals for nationalized health care.


“The Solution to Economic Growth,” was written by John Hendrickson. John is also teaching two classes at Iowa Wesleyan College this fall.


FACTS & OPINIONS is one of our quarterly membership newsletters, arriving in January, April, July, and October. It consists of short articles of public interest with an emphasis on current issues.


FACTS & OPINIONS is published by Public Interest Institute at Iowa Wesleyan College, a nonpartisan, nonprofit, research and educational institute, whose activities are supported by contributions from private individuals, corporations, companies, and foundations. The Institute does not accept government grants.


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