Brief Analyses

Restricted to two letter-size pages, a Brief Analysis summarizes some aspect or aspects of a public policy issue, presenting points for consideration in policy debates or responding to points that have been raised during these debates.

Would Lifting the Taxable Earnings Cap Make Social Security Solvent?
In Defense of High Frequency Trading
How Defense Dollars Are Wasted on Security Assistance
California’s Bag Ban: A Wealth Transfer from Customers to Big Grocers
Four Reasons to Abolish the Social Security Benefits Tax
Taxing Carried Interest

Over the past several years, there has been much debate about how to tax the compensation of the managers of private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. The issue is important because these funds…

The Disappearing Gender Pay Gap
Gold Revisited