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Students Present Research on Capitol Hill

Undergraduate Research Fellows from the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University presented research at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, on February 28, 2018. Their presentation was part of the annual event Utah’s Research on

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Op-ed: Mixed Signals for U.S. Solar Industry

The Trump Administration recently implemented a tariff on foreign solar panels in an attempt to bolster domestic solar panel production. However, the U.S. solar industry has been growing successfully because access to cheaper solar panels manufactured outside the U.S.

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Op-ed: 11 Billion reasons to raise park entry fees

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson A massive backlog of repairs is needed in many of the national parks. The Center for Growth and Opportunity’s Josh Smith and Camille Harmer argue that the proposed fee hike is an appropriate way to raise funds to

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Op-ed: ‘Dreamers’ are worth the wall

During the State of the Union Address, President Trump suggested increasing the number of immigrants eligible for DACA and creating a path to citizenship in exchange for $30 billion to fund a border wall. Professor James Feigenbaum, of Utah State University, and

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Op-ed: Let the market determine energy sources’ futures

Meddling in energy markets is a problem on both sides of the political aisle. Whether the subsidies go to alternative energy sources or fossil fuels they ultimately come out of the pockets of average taxpayers. Josh T. Smith, Research Manager at the Center for Growth

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Op-ed: Dreamers Deserve a Legislative Fix

During the State of the Union Address, President Trump suggested increasing the number of immigrants eligible for DACA and creating a path to citizenship in exchange for $30 billion to fund a border wall. Professor James Feigenbaum, of Utah State University, and

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Op-ed: Markets Should Determine Our Future Energy Sources

In this piece, Research Director Megan E. Hansen explains that the inherent political biases of energy policy push specific forms of energy to succeed and others to fail. Hansen gives examples of how market-driven entrepreneurship has led to more-efficient and

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Op-ed: Time to free America from the Antiquities Act

The Antiquities Act was passed in 1906 to protect significant areas of the West from the fast-paced expansion of the time. The act paid off and many areas were protected, but as time has gone on, its powers have begun to be abused. It is time for the act to be

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