Delaware Lags in Fiscal Health
by Dr. John Stapleford, CRI Chair
The 2018 ranking of states by fiscal condition has been issued by the Mercatus Center. The analysis is based upon FY16 financial reports.
Delaware ranks 44th among the stat...
More Money, More Problems: Delaware’s Public Education System’s Race to the Bottom
by Matthew L. Lenzini, CRI Advisory Council Member
In July of 1997 the Notorious B.I.G. released the hit single “Mo Money, Mo Problems”. I was just a year removed f...
Electric Vehicles an Expensive Way to Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
by David T. Stevenson, Director
Numerous programs have been suggested to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide to ease global warming concerns. Few are as expensive as switching to battery powered motor...
Live free, but not in Delaware
By David T. Stevenson, CRI Policy Director
Delaware ranks 43rdin the new Cato Institute, “Freedom in the Fifty States”. That is probably too generous.
The Cato report highlights several policy issues inc...
By Clint Laird and Paul Driessen - - Thursday, July 19, 2018 (Originally published by The Washington Times)
Bloom Energy plans to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in late July. For a green energy start-up backed by the big Silicon Valley venture firm...
Do Not Take Lightly the Perils of Peace
Is Peace beyond Humanity’s Reach
By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.
Upon completing college, teaching a year, and waiting to be drafted, I volunteered for active duty with the USAF in 1961. The country soon became ...
Delaware Public Housing: Defenseless by Decree
After an investigation by the Caesar Rodney Institute revealed the state’s public housing authorities prohibit gun ownership, the National Rifle Association says it will take legal action if the gun bans are not withdrawn.
What is Effective National Government?
By Richard Spencer, Ph.D.
A major part of the mission that CRI has taken upon itself is dedicated to the measured improvement for individual liberty and personal fulfillment of each Delawarean. That can be largely accomplished...
As Delaware goes forth with an eye toward job creation and a revived economy, few legislative actions could be as harmful as irrevocably changing the employer/employee relationship by replacing our existing Employment at Will standard with the labor union endorsed Good Cause requirement.
Just because Delaware is a prevailing wage state does not guarantee that the unions should be able to manipulate the system to their own advantage. Prevailing wage does not have to be union wage. This work is an analysis of the cost to taxpayers that prevailing wage continues to be and a sound alt...
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