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Commentary: Economic Freedom of the World 2018

by John McClaughry For a century or more politicians and economists and have argued about the relationship, if any, between economic freedom and human wellbeing.  The Fraser Institute,...

Commentary: Unions vs. Teachers: Thoughts After Janus

By Rob Roper Following the Janus vs. AFSCME Supreme Court decision that ruled public sector unions can no longer force non-members to pay agency fees, both the unions...

Commentary: The School Consolidation Big Hammer

by John McClaughry For over half a century, the managers of Vermont’s public education system have yearned to consolidate school districts, get rid of “inefficient” small schools, and...

EAI Releases Study of How the ESSEX Carbon Tax Would Impact VT Households

For Immediate Release September 18, 2018 Contacts: Rob Roper, rob@ethanallen.org David Flemming, david@ethanallen.org EAI Releases Study of How the ESSEX Carbon Tax Would Impact VT Households To Read EAI’s...

Commentary: The Media is not “The Press”

August 31, 2018 By Rob Roper Recently hundreds of news publications around the country, including several here in Vermont, participated a coordinated editorial campaign decrying criticism aimed against...

Seven ESSEX Carbon Tax Profiles: What A Carbon Tax Means For You

August 30, 2018 By David Flemming To view all ESSEX Carbon Tax Profiles as a multiple-page PDF, click HERE. Our seventh Carbon Tax Profile looks at Tim Davis. Tim...

Canada’s Carbon Tax Failure, Eh?

August 15, 2018 By David Flemming When the 2018 legislative session opened, we heard that the ESSEX Carbon Tax would be great for Vermont because of how successful...

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...

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...
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EAI Comments on Individual Mandate Working Group draft report

  October 11, 2018 Herewith are our comments on the Working Group’s draft product. The legislature is concerned that with the repeal of the Obamacare insurance mandate, individual...

High Minimum Wages Were Designed to Hurt Minorities

October 5, 2018 by Rob Roper With institutional racism becoming an increasingly discussed topic in Vermont, it is ironic that some of our legislators are again promising to...

Bernie, Amazon, and How a $15 Minimum Wage Screws the Little Guy

September 4, 2018 by Rob Roper Amazon just announced that it will be implementing a $15 minimum wage for all of its North American employees. Bernie Sanders is...

The $15 Minimum Wage Will Be Bad for Young Families

October 3, 2018 by Rob Roper Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist and Democratic leaders promised to revive and, if they win the additional seats they need in the house...

Retirement Funds Liability

September 27, 2018 by John McClaughry Before long the State Treasurer will receive the 2018 report of the auditors of the state’s two retirement funds – the state...

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