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An event: The Truth About Socialism

Sponsor: The Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy Event: The Truth About Socialism Date: Feb 8 (Sat) Time: 6:30-8pm Cost: $10 Reservations: www.jbartlett.org    

Lonely (for now) legislators push sales, income taxes

A bill to tax sales of electronics in New Hampshire made news this week, and the bemused media coverage it drew was justified. Yet New Hampshire Union Leader State House Bureau Chief Kevin Landrigan saw a different, and more important, angle.

Transportation and Climate Initiative a bad deal for New Hampshire

The regional cap-and-tax scheme called the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) is a bad deal for New Hampshire, the initiative organizers’ own projections show. Modeled on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, the TCI would cap carbon emissions from transportation sources (vehicles) and force fuel distributors to buy carbon allowances. A declining cap would force distributors …

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For America, gratitude is foundational

Thanksgiving is a critically important American holiday. The reason is simple. The survival of the United States as an independent nation of free peoples depends upon gratitude. If Americans do not remain forever grateful for the system we inherited, we will lose it. If this sounds a bit dramatic, take it up with Abraham Lincoln. Preserving …

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Federalism, socialism and ‘dreams of fancy’

Explaining the incredible prosperity of New England in the colonial era and early American republic, Alexis de Tocqueville noted first that the people were left largely alone by the government.

Rent Control Rhetoric vs. Reality

Last November, Ontario’s government scrapped rent controls for new rental properties. Activists called it class warfare against low-income renters and predicted huge rises in rents.

50 years after start of anti-Seabrook protests, a turn toward nuclear power

By Andrew Cline, Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy If San Francisco tech bro hipsters invented a carbon-free way to generate power 24/7, they would be hailed as saviors of the planet. Though they might yet come up with some use for a venti Matcha Green Tea Frappuccino, the energy technology in question predates them …

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