Manhattan Institute

Counterproductive: The Employment and Income Effects of Raising America’s Minimum Wage to $12 and to $15 per Hour

Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Ben Gitis
July 1, 2015

We examine the employment effects and antipoverty implications of raising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour and to $15 per hour, respectively, by 2020.

Energy Policies and Electricity Prices: Cautionary Tales from the European Union

Robert Bryce
March 24, 2016

The agressive policies adopted by the European Union to fight climate change have resulted in dramatic increases in electricity costs for residential and industrial consumers.

Guaranteed Volatility: Pension Costs and State and Local Staffing Levels

Stephen Eide
April 12, 2016

America’s ongoing debate over public pension reform has mainly focused on benefit levels. But equally important is how governments finance pension benefits.

Easy Access, Quality Care: The Role for Retail Health Clinics in New York

Paul Howard
February 16, 2011

Beginning in 2014, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law in March 2010, is expected to significantly extend health-insurance coverage in New York by increasing Medicaid en

Expanding America's Petroleum Power

Mark Mills
February 10, 2016

There has never been a more opportune time for America to capture the geopolitical “soft power” benefits from greater oil production and exports.

Fracking, Not Solar Power, Is Reducing U.S. Carbon-Dioxide Emissions

Oren Cass
February 2, 2016

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions have fallen significantly since their peak in 2007—more than in any other country.

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