Joseph Coletti

Senior Fellow

Posts by Joseph Coletti (page 7)

  • Nobody needs to be coerced to get better results

    Employer-provided health insurance shields workers from the cost of care and the cost of insurance, distorting the market for health care in two ways. Large premium increases also take money that could have gone to wages. In spite of these harms, most medium-sized and large employers provided insurance to their…
    Joseph Coletti, July 9, 2018
  • Government money’s effect on think tanks

    This portrait of the New America Foundation, which had an original and formidable voice from its founding, is not just another story about money and mission in think tanks. Even before its controversy over the EU’s regulation of Google and before its president got caught in cahoots with Hillary…
    Joseph Coletti, June 26, 2018
  • Corporate incentives in two minutes

    Edmund Malesky, a political science professor at Duke, and his co-author Nathan Jensen explain the failure of corporate incentives and their continued popularity for politicians in this brief video. Short answer: incentive offers are a way for politicians to show they care and they are trying, like most government programs.
    Joseph Coletti, June 26, 2018
  • Wal-Mart increases food security

    Wal-Mart may contribute to obesity with its low prices on packaged foods, but the choice of location for Wal-Mart Super Centers helps increase the availability of calories, which means poor children and families are less likely to go hungry. Middle-income families also have greater food security when Wal-Mart moves…
    Joseph Coletti, June 25, 2018
  • New directions for conservative giving

    Daniel Schmidt and Michael Hartmann pay homage to Michael Joyce, long-time president of the Bradley Foundation, and draw lessons for the future direction of conservative giving, which they see becoming more diverse and personal. There is a lot worth reading in the essay, but some of the areas where…
    Joseph Coletti, June 22, 2018
  • Build NC Bonds to become law

    Triangle Business Journal reports Gov. Roy Cooper is set to sign into law the Build NC Bonds. The program to take on as much as $3 billion in new debt without taxpayer approval could be a factor in the state’s bids for Apple and Amazon, the paper said.
    Joseph Coletti, June 20, 2018
  • Measuring the state’s success in re-employment

    Harvard Kennedy School’s Government Performance Lab (GPL) began with a focus on social impact bonds and pay for success contracts. It now exists to help state and local governments do their work better, whether internally or with outside contracts. A team will soon be in North Carolina “to support…
    Joseph Coletti, June 18, 2018
  • Tax Break for Charlotte Panthers Proposed Again

    The Carolina Panthers may have a new owner, but at least one thing remains constant, a provision tucked away in an otherwise unnoticed bill to provide a special tax break to the team (and Charlotte’s minor league baseball team). As explained last year, the Panthers (and Knights) rent the…
    Joseph Coletti, June 14, 2018