Peoria Should Auction Food Trucks to Highest Bidders

This article originally appeared in the Journal Star. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon The battle in Peoria over whether — or how — to allow food trucks has two, well-delineated sides. Proponents celebrate the greater variety of food options they would bring to downtown diners, while the established restaurants argue […]

Recognize the Costs of Increasing Minimum Wage

This article originally appeared at WPRI. Click here to read the full article. By Ike Brannon A productive dialog about poverty in America must recognize the need for transparency about policies aimed at addressing the issue. Milwaukee’s Public Policy Institute seems to do the opposite by appealing to the conclusions of a “sophisticated microeconometric model”[…..]

More Must be Done to Improve Access to Biosimilar Drugs

This article originally appeared at The Hill. Click here to read the full story. By Ike Brannon Drug costs represent a large and growing share of health care costs and for good reason: Developing a new drug and proving it safe and effective is more expensive than ever before, and the cutting-edge drugs of late[…..]

EPA’s Analytical Jujitsu

This article originally appeared in Regulation. Click here to read the full article. By Sam Batkins and Ike Brannon In these pages four years ago (“Obfuscation at the EPA,” Summer 2011) we announced our discovery of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new methodology for ascribing job gains to costly new regulations: a sleight-of-hand whereby it[…..]