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Volume 25, Issue 29: July 20, 2022

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
Until recently researchers have not had the tools to measure the full extent of government-created marriage penalties. Now we do, thanks to a new study. And it turns out we are discouraging marriage and productive work at the same time with the same policies. Such perverse incentives must be eliminated. READ MORE »



Benjamin Powell (The Hill)
Senate Democrats are scrambling to patch together a scaled-down version of President Biden’s failed Build Back Better Act for a vote this summer. Build Back Better was a bad bill when the economy was stronger and an even worse one now, when it is not. Thank God for Joe Manchin... READ MORE »



Stephen P. Halbrook (Washington Examiner)
The recent mass shootings have raised further objections to the recent SCOTUS opinion New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. But, as Justice Samuel Alito asked in that case: “Will a person bent on carrying out a mass shooting be stopped if he knows that it is illegal to carry a handgun outside the home?” We tragically know the answer. READ MORE »



William F. Shughart II (Real Clear Markets)
The U.S. Supreme Court just held in West Virginia et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency that federal agencies cannot take major regulatory initiatives without explicit congressional authorization. It was a significant pushback against the seemingly endless expansion of the administrative state. We need more decisions like it. A lot more. READ MORE »

Nature Unbound
Bureaucracy vs. the Environment

By Randy Simmons, Ryan M. Yonk, Kenneth J. Sim




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