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Mark Steyn to Star at EAI’s 25th Anniversary Gala on April 26th!

He’s brash, brilliant, and drawn to controversy like a moth to a flame. For decades, Mark Steyn has dazzled readers around the world with his raucous wit and brutal...

The ESSEX Plan: Symbolic Environmentalism That Will Impose Economic Harm on Vermonters

by Jonathan A. Lesser, PhD I was asked by Vermont’s Ethan Allen Institute to prepare an economic analysis of The ESSEX Plan, the most recent carbon tax proposal...

Commentary: The Steady Erosion of Liberty

by John McClaughry From Revolutionary days into modern times, Vermonters have championed the liberty extolled in our 1777 Constitution. Article I declared that “all men have certain natural,...

Commentary:  To Turn Around, You Have to Change Direction

By Rob Roper We have some pretty serious issues facing our state: a shrinking workforce, a public school system that is hemorrhaging students while it vacuums money, and...

Help give the Ethan Allen Institute and Liberty a strong voice in 2018

Please Make Your 2018 Membership Contribution Today! Dear Friend of EAI, The Vermont legislature will be back in session in a month, and they are lining up quite the...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles

Are Your Representatives Representing YOU? See How They Voted on Key Issues.   INTRODUCTION The following  collection of Legislator Roll Call Vote Profiles is brought to you as...

Vermont’s Energy Policy Is Out Of Touch with The People, Culture, And Economy of the State. See the Latest EAI Video

The Ethan Allen Institute released this week a ten-minute video overview of Vermont’s current energy policy and what it means for the future of our state. In a...
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Nuclear phase out threatens greenhouse gas goals

April 20, 2018 by John McClaughry The news site Axios recently published an article about a report from the think tank Third Way. It looked at the effect of...

Vermont’s “Taking Game” and Universal Background Checks

April 19, 2018 by John Klar At times, government rightly employs the power of eminent domain to “take” property – for railroads, roadways, prisons, power plants, etc. But...

A Fair Way to Tax Internet Sales

April 18, 2018 by Rob Roper The Supreme Court is hearing arguments about if and how we should tax sales made over the internet. As of now, retailers...

Bernie Sanders: Too Big And Failed

April 16, 2018  by Chris Campion A couple of weeks back, Communism’s own Bernie Sanders took time out of his failed presidential bid to sit down with Jake...

State Education Policy Is Hurting Students

April 13, 2018 by Rob Roper The latest test scores for Vermont students are here, and they continue an unsettling trend of decline for our student outcomes. The...

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