There is a common and fundamental miscalculation when it comes to projecting the effects of tax policy on state revenues. Too often, the more short-sighted and simplistic static calculation is utilized, when in reality is the more complex dynamic effect should be evaluated. The downstream effects of tax policy on various aspects of the economy are rarely discussed or quantified, either at the state or municipal level.
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CLOSING THE GAP, a major education study, is now available to read. The RI Center for Freedom & Prosperity also submitted written testimony to the Board of Regents at their January 5 meeting regarding elementary and secondary education. Click to the title above …
In yet more news to file under thank-god-for-pension-reform-but, the Providence Business News reports that while Rhode Island public sector spending is surprisingly lower than the U.S. average, medicare costs are significantly […]
As part of our Center’s special pension Task Force, Eileen Norcross from the Mercatus Center, followed up on her recent report by publising an OpEd that appeared in the Nov. […]
As part of our Center’s special pension Task Force, Jonathan Williams teamed up with RI Representative Jon D. Brien to publish this compelling piece that discusses how different pension reform decisions by Michigan and Illinois should make clear the path Rhode Island should take as our General Assembly considers the historic pension reform bill before it.
So Reuters reports that Jefferson County Alabama has filed for backruptcy becase of an usupportable $5,000,000,000 debt. With 660,000 people in the county that’s about $7500 in debt per person. Rhode […]
If you are under the illusion that the ‘Occupy’ folks are onto something new… check out this terrific video blast from the past from the Phil Donohue show … Milton […]
The Illusion of Public Sector economics There is something important to keep in mind as we start down the path of debating pension reform in Rhode Island. It is perhaps […]
NEW! Cranston Police & Fire pension data now posted!
The Rhode Island Center for Freedom and Prosperity operates an ‘open government’ transparency website. RIOpenGov.org, is an interactive online database of state public employee pension data for current retirees. The data for about 27,000 pensioners, can be viewed in both table and graph modes, and can be sorted or searched by employee name, retirement year, benefit type, benefit structure (group), state of residence, and disability type.
As part of the national task force that our Center has assembled, Jagadeesh Gokhale, from the Cato Institute, published the OpEd below that appeared in the Providence Sunday Journal, Oct. […]