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The Ethan Allen Institute educates about and promotes issues that affect each citizen’s ability to participate in a free market with constitutionally limited interference from government. Some specific areas of focus include:

  • Vermont’s economic future, particularly the vitality and diversity of its competitive free enterprise sector.
  • The fiscal practices and condition of state government – taxation, spending, and borrowing.
  • State and local regulatory practices, and their effect on the economy and the rights of the people.
  • The improvement of education for all Vermont children, and particularly the expansion of competition and choice for all.
  • The preservation of free, accountable, democratic government, where public decisions are made at the level as close as possible to the people themselves.
  • The strengthening of Vermont community and family life, and the protection of local government from burdensome and costly mandates.
  • Respect for Vermont’s constitution and opposition to judicial activism.

 

Issue Briefs:

EAI Essex Plan report, 2018

CON Laws: More Harm Than Good, 2017

What a $15 Minimum Wage Would Do To Vermont, 2017

Medicare & Single Payer: The Facts, 2014

Healthcare & Single Payer – 2014

Jobs & The Vermont Economy – Fall 2014

Property Taxes & Education Finance – Fall 2014

Gun Control in VT – Jan 2013

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax – February 2013

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Reports:

School Choice in Vermont: A 150-Year-Old History That Leads to a Brighter Future

Off The Rails-Changing Demographics, Changing Economics, Accumulating Obligations

Better Value, Fewer Taxpayer Dollars: Rebalancing Education Cost and Value 

Health Care Prescription 2004

 

Survey Results:

Payroll Tax Survey Comments

 

 

 

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The Ethan Allen Institute is Vermont’s free-market public policy research and education organization. Founded in 1993, we are one of fifty-plus similar but independent state-level, public policy organizations around the country which exchange ideas and information through the State Policy Network.
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