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  • Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit

    Educational opportunity is a family-wide benefit0

    • June 4, 2018

    How does expanded educational opportunity impact families in terms of expectations, habits, and aspirations? This central question too often gets lost in purely data-driven debates about private school choice programs. Given the early evidence, perhaps it is time to change that. Longstanding public policy debates often begin to take on a strange feeling of deja

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  • For health policy that works, look at the evidence

    For health policy that works, look at the evidence0

    • May 30, 2018

    When a policy generating a lot of fame and fortune starts to go wrong, the temptation to ignore new data can be irresistible. For over 50 years, mainstream U.S. health policy makers have promoted research supporting Kenneth Arrow’s 1963 assertion that “it is the general social consensus, clearly, that the laissez-faire solution for medicine is

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  • Mass transit is collapsing everywhere

    Mass transit is collapsing everywhere0

    • May 15, 2018

    Nationwide transit ridership in March 2018 was 5.9 percent below March 2017, according to the latest data published by the Federal Transit Administration. Following three years of steady declines, these numbers present a dire picture of the nation’s transit industry. Ridership declined in all of the nation’s 38 largest urban areas (and the 39th, Providence,

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  • Colorado’s Supreme Court has once again weakened taxpayers’ rights

    Colorado’s Supreme Court has once again weakened taxpayers’ rights0

    • May 1, 2018

    Each anti-TABOR court decision has become precedent for further anti-TABOR decisions.

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  • Colorado’s proposed pension reform is a missed opportunity

    Colorado’s proposed pension reform is a missed opportunity0

    • April 24, 2018

    In November of 2016, Colorado’s Public Employees Retirement Association Board (PERA) realized it had a problem. Not only did the state’s public pension system have a current unfunded liability of $50 billion, but overly-optimistic expected returns and overly-pessimistic mortality tables would leave the plan at less than 20 percent funded in a couple of decades

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  • In the wake of a gun ban, Venezuela sees rising homicide rate

    In the wake of a gun ban, Venezuela sees rising homicide rate0

    • April 19, 2018

    Since April 2017, at least 163 pro-democracy protesters in Venezuela have been murdered by the Maduro dictatorship. Venezuela serves as an example of how gun prohibition can sometimes encourage gun crime. In 2012, the communist-dominated Venezuelan National Assembly enacted the “Control of Arms, Munitions and Disarmament Law.” The bill’s stated objective was to “disarm all citizens.”

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