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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...

SURVEY: Do You Support A “Per Parcel” Supplementary Property Tax?

Do you support a $1 per month “Per Parcel” supplementary property tax to help pay for Lake Champlain clean up? This tax would be placed on 360,000 Vermont...

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...

Commentary: Suter Misjudges the Impact of a $15 Minimum Wage

by David Flemming Recently, Raise the Wage Coalition member Nathan Suter wrote an editorial entitled “Economic Evidence Points to Broad Benefits of a $15 Minimum.” The letter makes...

VT Legislator Roll Call Profiles (2017 Update)

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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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...

Sponsors Can’t Deny ESSEX Carbon Tax Favors Rich Over Poor

by Rob Roper Introducing the latest carbon tax bill (H.791) to the House Energy & Technology Committee, lead sponsor Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) provided an example of how...

It’s the Economy Stupid

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—Back in Ronald Reagan’s time, the underlining philosophical mantra of the extraordinary economic expansion was that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”  Namely,...

Ben & Jerry’s Loves the Carbon Tax — Cuz They Won’t Pay It!

by Rob Roper Chris Miller, who works on the Social Missions Committee at Ben & Jerry’s, testified to the House Energy & Technology committee that his company is...

Questioning the Highly Questionable ESSEX Carbon Tax

By Rob Roper The Vermont House Committee on Energy and Technology will start taking testimony on the ESSEX Carbon Tax bill today. Here are some questions our legislators...

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