Category: National Policy Analysis

Honest Climate Policy is Hard

Honest Climate Policy is Hard

National Policy Analysis #683 /
Recognizing Unacknowledged Risks, Possibilities & Value Judgments Part II: The Fatal Flaws in AYS Coalition Climate-Related Policy Claims The second in a series analyzing claims by proponents of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and stakeholder primacy policies about the feasibility ...
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The Politicized Corporation Trap

The Politicized Corporation Trap

National Policy Analysis #682 /
Fatally Flawed Claims of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) Proposals The first in a series analyzing claims by proponents of Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) and stakeholder primacy policies about the feasibility and value of their proposals. ESG proponents assert ...
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SEC Decisions Raise Specter of Bias, McCarthyism

SEC Decisions Raise Specter of Bias, McCarthyism

National Policy Analysis #681 /
Recent decisions and procedural changes by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) staff, taken together, threaten to make the shareholder proposal review process much less transparent and reliable, and thus much more susceptible to both the appearance and reality ...
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Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington, and Constable Council Nedd II

Watch Your Step: First Step Act Could Harm Minority Communities, by Horace Cooper, Stacy Washington, and Constable Council Nedd II

National Policy Analysis #680 /
Senator Mitch McConnell is considering taking the “First Step Act” (S. 2795), a criminal justice reform bill, to the Senate floor for a vote during the lame duck session. He should not. The U.S. criminal justice system is in need ...
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Al Gore's Inconvenient Reality: The Former Vice President's Home Energy Use Surges up to 34 Times the National Average Despite Costly Green Renovations, by Drew Johnson

Al Gore’s Inconvenient Reality: The Former Vice President’s Home Energy Use Surges up to 34 Times the National Average Despite Costly Green Renovations, by Drew Johnson

Introduction In February 2007, the day after his panicky global warming film "An Inconvenient Truth" won an Academy Award for best documentary, a shocking report based on public records revealed that Al Gore's Nashville home consumed 20 times more electricity ...
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Climate Change Alarmists’ Dramatic New Claim Doesn’t Hold Water: U.S. Military Bases Are Not at Risk from Global Warming

National Policy Analysis #678 /
Saying we "must prepare for the growing exposure of our military bases to sea-level rise," a new study by the Cambridge, Mass.-based Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) calls on the Pentagon and Congress to devote substantial resources to protecting national ...
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Time to Repeal the Antiquities Act of 1906, by R.J. Smith

National Policy Analysis #677 /
With a stroke of his infamous pen, President Barack Obama celebrated the Centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) by using an antiquated federal law to designate 87,563 acres (137 square miles) of north central Maine forestland as the Katahdin ...
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Refundable Tax Credits or Large Health Savings Accounts? Let’s Do Both

Executive Summary There is a big divide on the political right over the tax treatment of health insurance, a divide that threatens to derail any effort to offer a free-market alternative to ObamaCare. One side of the debate favors refundable ...
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The Patient Freedom Act: A Roadmap for ObamaCare Opponents if Plaintiffs Win in King v. Burwell

If the U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of the plaintiffs in the soon-to-be announced decision on King v. Burwell, over 7 million people in the 37 states without state-based exchanges will lose their subsidies.1 That's because the plaintiffs in ...
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ObamaCare Premium Hikes for 2016: Ignore Them at Your Own Risk

ObamaCare Premium Hikes for 2016: Ignore Them at Your Own Risk

In early June, the federal government released data on the premium increases that health insurers in 45 states and the District of Columbia are requesting for 2016.1 The numbers were eye-popping, with many requests exceeding 20 percent and a few ...
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