Publications

Publications

, Financial Times
We can’t help feeling that we today are smarter
Alex J. Pollock

Martin Wolf is certainly correct that “further financial crises are inevitable” (March 20). Let me add one more reason why this is so — another procyclical factor rooted in human nature. This…

RE: SB 290 Natural disasters – Insurance and related alternative risk-transfer products
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance,
insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank
devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…

Testimony To The House Committee on State Affairs
Josiah Neeley

March 25, 2019

House Committee on State Affairs

My name is Josiah Neeley, and I am a
Senior Fellow in Energy Policy and the Texas Director for the R Street
Institute. R Street is a nonprofit,…

R Street Shorts No. 68: Understanding the Blue Slip Debate
Corinne Day

One of the Trump Administration’s largest successes has been the confirmation of dozens of judges across the federal judiciary. As a result, the blue slip’s role in judicial confirmations has…

Understanding the Blue Slip Debate
Anthony Marcum

“Blue slips are an informal tradition and courtesy to the senators of a judicial nominee’s home state. Historically, they were not always recognized as judicial vetoes, but the current approach…

Over a century, which years were inflation-control champions and which booby-prize winners?
Alex J. Pollock

How much can the rate of inflation move around? A lot.

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) began in 1913, the same year
the Federal Reserve was created. The CPI’s path over the 106 years since then…

Letter in Support of Increased Funding for the Legislative Branch in FY2020
Kevin Kosar

Re: FY 2020 302(b) Allocation for the Legislative Branch

Dear Chairwoman Lowey, Ranking Member Granger, and members of the committee:

On behalf of the undersigned bipartisan group of civil…

Comments/ RIN 2590-AA98: Validation and Approval of Credit Score Models by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Alex J. Pollock

On behalf of National Taxpayers Union, R Street Institute, Citizens Against Government Waste, Institute for Liberty and Taxpayers Protection Alliance (“the undersigned”), we respectfully submit…

RE: Texas HB 1306, surplus lines flood insurance
R.J. Lehmann

My name is R.J. Lehmann and I am director of finance,
insurance and trade policy at the R Street Institute. R Street is a think tank
devoted to pragmatic free-market solutions to public policy…

, Real Clear Health
The FDA’s War on Flavors Harms Public Health
Carrie Wade

In releasing its latest strategy to address the non-existent epidemic of youth e-cigarette use, the Food and Drug Administration has once again ensured that cigarettes — the leading…