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POLICY STUDIES

 

2014

 

February 14-1: Educational Freedom – For Your Child, My Child, All Children

 

 

2013

 

 

 

 

 

December 13-12: Iowans Want to Age in Place

December 13-11: Judicial Nominating Commissions Should be Rejected:

"Merit-Selection" Process Is Poorly Conceived

December 13-10: Fuel Tax:  What Is a Fair System for Iowa?

December 13-9: Iowa Needs Income-Tax Reform!

 

 

 

 

 

November 13-8: Herbert Hoover and the Transformational Election of 1932

November 13-7: America Needs America's Energy

 

 

 

 

October 13-6: Iowa Legislature and Governor Need to Focus on Pension Reform

 

 

 

 

July 13-5: Electricity – Make It, Use It – 24/7/365

 

 

 

 

June 13-4: Mal-apportionment and the Miracle of Iowa

 

 

 

 

 

March 13-3: Just Say NO – and Keep Saying NO – to Federal Health Care Exchanges

and Medicaid Expansion

 

 

 

 

February 13-2: Creating a Fair Property Tax System: Is it Possible?

 

 

 

 

January 13-1: School Choice: Not if the Unions Have Any Say

 

 

2012

 

 

 

December 12-13: Education Savings Account:

A Path to Give All Children an Effective Education and Prepare Them for Life

December 12-12: Water, Water Everywhere but Not a Drop for Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 12-11: Orascom or OraScam? Corporate Income and Property Tax Reform Needed

September 12-10: The Federal Trade Commission's Investigation of Google

September 12-9: A Short History of Economic Theory

 

 

 

 

August 12-8: Iowa's Privileged Class: State Government Employees

 

 

 

 

 

July 12-7: Teen Unemployment in Iowa

July 12-6: Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: School Choice in Iowa

 

 

 

 

April 12-5: The Negative Consequences for Iowa of an Enterprise Value Tax

 

   

March 12-4: Tax Increment Financing: Magical Tool or Moral Hazard?

 

   

February 12-3: The Idea of "the West" and the Revolt Against It

February 12-2: TABOR: A Pro-Growth Solution for Iowa

 

   

January 12-1: Iowa's Privileged Class: Time for a Change!

 

 

2011

 

October 11-8: "We Must Find Common Ground, Children’s Lives are Wasting”

 

   

September 11-7: Replace the Job Killing Corporate Tax With a Border-Adjusted Consumption Tax

September 11-6: Environmental Utopia:  What Would Life be Like If the Environmentalists Were in Charge?

 

   

August 11-5: The Benefits of Broadband:  Connecting Iowa to the 21st Century Economy

August 11-4: The Harding-Coolidge Path to Prosperity: What Policymakers Can Learn From the 1920s to Solve the Budget Crisis and Create a Sound Economy

 

   

June 11-3: Monopolizing and Derailing the Education Freedom Train

 

   

March 11-2: Tax and Expenditure Limits II: Are There Additional Options?

March 11-1: Iowa's Privileged Class:  State Government Employees

 

 

2010

 

 

December 10-7: "A Great Devourer of Good Men" and Women

December 10-6: The State of the State

 

   

September 10-5: The Wisdom of President Warren G. Harding

 

   

August 10-4: Tax and Expenditure Limits (TELs) Helping to Control Government Spending

 

   

May 10-3: The Benefits of the Privileged Class

   

April 10-2: Does the Government want us "To give or not to give?"

 

   

February 10-1: American Gothic

 

 

2009

 

December 09-10:  A College Education, But at What Cost?

 

   

November 09-9: Iowa's Privileged Class: State Government Employees

 

   

September 09-8: How to “Return to Normalcy” in America: Follow the Example of President Warren G. Harding

 

 

 

 

August 09-7: Stewardship in Iowa:  Our Own Horatio Algers

 

   

June 09-6: Why Iowa Should Not Build High-Speed Rail

 

   

April 09-5: A Republic If You Can Keep It: Failing to Teach First Principles

 

   

March 09-4: Iowa's State Budget: Spending Our Way to a Crisis Again

 

   

February 09-3: Peer Review - Iowa Climate Change Advisory Council Climate Action Plan

 

   

January 09-2: Choice Through Charters:  Policy Analysis of Iowa Charter School Legislation

January 09-1: Stewardship in Government Spending:  Accountability, Transparency, Earmarks, and Competition

 

 

2008

 

December 08-9: Governing by the Founder's Constitution: The Presidency of Warren G. Harding

 

   

November 08-8: Nonprofit Organizations and Faith-based Initiatives: What the Private Sector can Contribute to the Pursuit of the Public Interest

 

   

September 08-7: School Choice in America and Iowa:  Examining the Roots and Policies of Education Reform

 

   

July 08-6: Tax Increment Financing:  Getting it Right

 

   

June 08-5: Do More By Doubling Up:  Providing Iowa Law Enforcement Protection More Efficiently

 

   

May 08-4: No Income Tax:  The Key to Economic Growth

 

    April 08-3: Higher Education in Iowa: An External Assessment
    March 08-2: The Burden of Government
    February 08-1: Iowa Higher-Education's Third Way:  Community Colleges' 2+2 Programs
 

2007

 

 

 

 

December 07-6: SCHIP:  Don't Just Sink it, Reform it

December 07-5: Is the SILO LOSST?

December 07-4: Spending Our Transportation Dollars Wisely

December 07-3: Federal Tax Deductibility in Iowa:  Who Benefits and Why it Should Continue

 

   

November 07-2: Government or Capitalism as a Solution to Rural Population Loss?

 

    August 07-1: For the Children?  No, for the Politicians

 

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