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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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Why Venezuela Matters

October 15, 2018  By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS—It didn’t have to be this way.  An oil rich, economically prosperous middle class country, once a stable Latin American...

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...

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