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Join AEI’s Rachel M. McCleary and Robert J. Barro as they explore the interaction between economic growth and religion in their new book, “The Wealth of Religions: The Political Economy of Believing and Belonging” (Princeton University Press, 2019).

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Please join AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley as she leads a panel of experts to discuss how states can better retain and recruit foster parents.

Please join AEI to celebrate the release of Colin Dueck’s new book, “Age of Iron: On Conservative Nationalism” (Oxford University Press, 2019), and a discussion on the direction of US foreign policy.

Join us at AEI for a discussion with Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), who will discuss their recent paid leave proposal.

Join AEI as Nolan McCarty discusses his new book, “Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know” (Oxford University Press, 2019), which argues that the 2016 election was the outgrowth of 40 years of polarizing party politics.

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Join AEI for a discussion of bipartisan policies that address our national health care spending issues and offer options for future reform.

Is “deeper learning” a realistic goal for every classroom? Join AEI as a panel of experts discuss “In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High School” (Harvard University Press, 2019) by Jal Mehta and Sarah Fine.

Soft skills have been valued in the workplace for decades, and recent research suggests that soft skills are important for academic and economic success.

Four months after the Christchurch shooting, Facebook has announced a change to the way its algorithms handle certain searches. While there may be popular support for such use of algorithms, this change raises many questions about the legitimacy of using platforms to “socially re-engineer” or “reprogram” individuals.

A new Princeton study concluded that the earned income tax credit has done little to induce employment increases among single mothers, attributing the large increases in the late 1990s to welfare reform and a strong economy instead.

Perhaps a myopic focus in America on the tax code, CEO pay, financial regulation, antitrust doctrine, or “bad trade deals” seems misplaced for dealing with many of our macro-level issues.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh takes his oath during his ceremonial public swearing-in as President Donald Trump and Kavanaugh's daughters Liza and Margaret look on in the East Room of the White House in Washington, October 8, 2018. Reuters

The latest smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh is a disaster for Democrats, and everyone seems to know it except the party’s presidential candidates.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin explains how the TCJA reformed the taxation of business investment returns. He argues that, although still imperfect, it addressed the largest domestic economic weakness of the United States.

The recent success of China must be weighed against Mao’s despotism, which took China back a generation.

A teacher assists a student with a complicated math equation on a chalkboard in school

Once we move past the distraction of “underpaid” teachers, we can focus on moderate reforms that minimize teacher shortages, improve student outcomes at the margins, and target spending more efficiently.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 4, 2019. Reuters

Narendra Modi is about to address his fourth rally in America in five years. But he still doesn’t seem to grasp how economic freedom feeds prosperity.

In This episode, host Nat Malkus talks to Natalie Wexler about her new book, where she argues that the knowledge gap is responsible for the achievement gap. He also talks to Ashley Berner, whose team at the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy has developed a tool to help districts map the knowledge their curriculum gives students so they can close any gaps.

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