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Spring 2011

Vol. 34 No. 1
From the Cover

Slim Odds

By Eric Helland and Jonathan Klick

Empirical studies provide little evidence that soda taxes would shrink Americans’ waistlines.


Lessons from New Jersey

By Stuart Shapiro and Deborah Borie-Holtz

What are the effects of "administrative procedures" regulatory reform?

A Pennsylvania Power Authority?

By Andrew N. Kleit

Despite proponents’ claims, it is unlikely that a government-run power authority would benefit consumers.

Blooming Nonsense

By Dick M. Carpenter II

Do claims about the consumer benefit of licensure withstand empirical scrutiny?

For the Record
Briefly Noted
Final Word