Two Op-Eds by Center scholars recently appeared in the Dearborn Times-Herald.
Russ Harding, senior environmental analyst, wrote about problems with biofuels, such as ethanol, and why the federal government should end subsidies for them. Harding pointed out three specific problems with the push for ethanol, including the problems the blend causes in engines, the environmental impact of ethanol production and the increased food prices it causes among the world's poorest people. Harding's piece originally appeared in The New York Times.
Michael LaFaive, director of the Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative, and James Porterfield, an independent researcher, wrote about the billions of dollars the state of Michigan could save by moving employees, including public school teachers, into health savings accounts.