Volunteers should be recruited from culturally diverse communities with the opportunity to serve regardless of personal wealth.
Governments should avoid enacting laws that are inconsistent with US Supreme Court precedent on takings.
Proposals to stimulate the economy should be evaluated according to the timeliness with which they can be implemented, the degree to which they are likely to boost the economy, the likely consequen
Proposals to provide relief to people facing hardships due to economic downturns should be temporary and well targeted. Preference should be given to measures that also would be stimulative.
Increasing economic growth and meeting labor demand in the context of an aging society require an ever-increasing number of people.
States and localities should carefully evaluate the incentives they offer to attract or retain business, since such subsidies must be offset by greater tax burdens on consumers, other taxpayers, an
Although state and local sales taxes are major revenue raisers, they are regressive, and raising them should not be the first choice for increasing tax revenues where they already exist.
States and localities should include services in the taxable base to reduce regressivity and improve neutrality.
Exemptions from state retail sales taxes should be narrowly designed for the purposes of avoiding “pyramiding” and reducing their regressive nature.
Gross receipts taxes should not be used. Other, more efficient taxes should be used to raise revenue.