Join AEI, Duke University School of Law, and the University of Virginia School of Law, as several expert panels examine how altruism, community, and self-interest are (and could be) harnessed to create and distribute goods and services.
Recent books and political trends have brought the social and economic hardships of rural America into the public eye. Academic scholars and policy experts provide their analyses of contemporary rural poverty and attendant public policies aimed at addressing it.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN) and experts discuss food aid reforms outlined in a new AEI report, “International Food Aid and Food Assistance Programs and the Next Farm Bill.”
In the runup to China’s twice-a-decade Communist Party Congress, many analysts have turned bullish on the Chinese economy. If Xi and China’s new leadership actually roll out economic restructuring next year, the dislocations will likely be far greater than investors are anticipating. On the other hand, if they don’t act, imbalances will continue to swell, making the pending correction all the more painful.
Asian nations themselves understand that the Sino-Japanese relationship is Asia’s other great game, and is in many ways, an eternal competition.
The federal government’s Ponzi-scheme finances continue to limit the overall defense budget and drive up the cost of every soldier, sailor, airman and Marine. And the distinctions between Donald Trump’s Build-the-Wall and Bernie Sanders’ Come-Home-America domestic politics don’t amount to much difference.
In many places, perhaps the most important mission for civic leaders is to provide the persistence, patience, and maturity that can help turn a vicious cycle into a virtuous one.
Whatever the realities on the ground, subordination of existing Puerto Rico debts would reduce the willingness of the capital market to invest in modernization, for PREPA and for the commonwealth more generally.
When it comes to taxation, Prime Minister Modi has doubled down on his predecessor’s worst instincts. The BJP, long India’s party of business, has morphed into its party of bureaucracy.
Democrats and Republicans can’t agree on much these days, but there was a bright spot for bipartisanship recently. Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray joined together to praise the recommendations of the Evidence-Based Policymaking Commission, which they launched last year.
When the deadline for Catalan regional president Puigdemont to clarify Catalonia’s status arrives, Prime Minister Rajoy will likely face a difficult choice.
Are we internationalists or not? Public opinion is often complex, and while there is opposition to some aspects of Trump’s “America First” approach, he strikes a responsive chord in others.