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Will China's Two-Child Policy Change Housing Demand?

China's two-child policy will probably have large consequences on a variety of economic indicators, but look for average house size to be driven by incomes rather than family size, according to Bill Conerly...

North Carolina's Tax Reforms from 2013 to 2014

North Carolina's tax reform (a 5.80 percent flat tax in 2014) has made the state more competitive with two of its neighbors...

Brian Wise Addresses the Problems with the Dodd-Frank Act

U.S. Consumer Coalition senior advisor Brian Wise explains that the CFPB policies are hurting consumers rather than protecting the United States from another financial crisis...

Why the Obamacare Marketplace is Failing; and Why Congress Should Put it Out of its Misery

Obamacare premiums are skyrocketing because young, healthy individuals are staying away in droves...

Virtual Charter Schools Show Disappointing Results

A recently published study sought to answer whether e-schools are a good option for those who need either a highly flexible study schedule or those who want options to the traditional public school...

Why Do States Expand Medicaid?

A recent report sheds light on why many states have turned down Medicaid expansion funds...

Let Wind and Solar Energy Subsides Expire

The biggest wind and solar tax credits have expired or will expire by 2016...

Health Prices Continue to Rise Faster Than Others

Despite a decline in October's Producer Price Index, health care costs are rising...

The Unacknowledged Lesson from the Current Testing Controversies

High stakes testing is one of many problematic, inherent characteristics of political control of what instructional approaches are produced, how they are produced, by whom, where, and for whom...

Back Door Way to Gouging Health Care Consumers

Increasingly, drug makers are asking doctors to bypass local drug stores and submit prescriptions directly to mail-order specialty pharmacies, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...


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