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, American Action Forum
Texas—and free market competition—survive heat wave
Josiah Neeley

From American Action Forum:
Price formation in electricity markets typically is a combination of the short-term price formation via “energy markets” and the longer-term price formation via…

Why environmentalists should support repealing Texas’ RPS
Josiah Neeley

Like most states, Texas has a renewable portfolio standard (“RPS”), a regulatory mandate that requires a certain amount of electricity in the state to be generated from renewable sources. Enacted…

Texas’s Incarcerated Youth Have Rights, Too.

Physical assaults, sexual abuse and suicides are just a few of the injustices that have occurred behind the walls of Texas’s five major juvenile detention facilities.

For example, in 2017, the…

, The Texas Tribune
Taxing carbon emissions protects liberty, spurs innovation
Josiah Neeley

Carbon taxes are back in the news again. A new conservative PAC, Americans for Carbon Dividends, has brought together stalwarts such as former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker, and…

Texas already has a carbon tax
Josiah Neeley

When I talk to people about the advantages of a revenue neutral carbon tax, I commonly hear that, whatever the merits of the idea in theory, in practice it is a political non-starter. It will never…

, NewsOK
VMT tax is fairest remedy for roads upkeep
Ian Adams

At a time when Oklahoma’s infrastructure desperately needs repair, America’s highways are in danger of going broke. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the Highway Trust…

, Texas Monitor
Taxpayer advocates fret over Waco broadband discussions
Tom Struble

From The Texas Monitor:
Tom Struble, tech policy manager at R Street Institute in Washington, D.C., said that while Section 224 of the federal Communications Act gives the Federal Communications…