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TRADEBYTES

Trade Is Good and Normal

Free trade between people who specialize in different things is the natural state of affairs. Trade agreements provide the rules and remedies should one party try to take advantage of the other. We thought these things were obvious, but apparently not.

POLICYBYTES

How Both Presidential Candidates Could Shorten Your Life

Both presidential candidates want to allow the importation of prescription drugs to the U.S. endangering the lives of patients.

OP/ED

After Britain, Could Texas Secede Next?

TECHBYTES

Watching TV Through Apps

OP/ED

The Supreme Court Just Slapped Down Obama's Immigration Power Grab

TAXBYTES

EU Tax Grab Will Accelerate Loss of US Jobs and Investment

Upcoming Events

July 12, 2016

Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy

The Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Institute for Policy Innovation host a lunch and book signing celebrating the release of Fueling Freedom: Exposing the Mad War on Energy.  In their new book, experts Stephen Moore and Kathleen Hartnett White expose a shocking campaign of misinformation about global warming and reveal startling facts about the profound human value of abundant, concentrated, and versatile energy.                                           

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Conservatives and Obama's Commutations

While many conservatives may see President Obama’s commutations as being soft on crime, as people who prize liberty and individual rights, and who are skeptical about government power, conservatives actually should celebrate President Obama’s commutations. 

The Moral and Logical Vacuity of the Anti-Patent Crowd

In which Priti and I-MAK embarrass themselves.

Needed: Global Sugar Trade Liberalization, not Just a "Shakeup"

The "Sugar Industry Shakeup" described in a recent WSJ article will certainly change the global sugar industry, but true trade liberalization through a global agreement is the long term solution.

Venture Capitalists and Copyright: Smug Alert!



Classic Research

Puerto Rico: A History of Economic Problems

Puerto Rico's financial crisis and impending bankruptcy is at the forefront of policy news. This 2003 paper from IPI accurately forecasted economic problems for the territory and suggested a number of pro-growth economic reforms, which should still be implemented as part of the debt solution.

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