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It is hard to imagine that our national descent into political contempt could get any worse than it did this week. At some point we have to pull up out of this downward — before it’s too late.

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As unconventional power generation, driven upward relentlessly by government, increases the risks and likely future costs of power outages, it is an unfortunate reality that a second-best policy of additional offsetting favoritism is likely to be the best that we can do.

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A comparison of the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 and 2017 reveals that only 60 (and 12%) of companies have managed to remain in that group for the last 62 years. What economic lessons can we learn from that churning and Schumpeterian “creative destruction”?

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Earlier this month the US pulled out of UNESCO. Perhaps it’s time they did from the World Health Organization as well, or at least cut its budget.

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It is premature to claim that the Trump Administration’s executive order on healthcare will lead to an unraveling of the ACA exchanges.

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Our paper published in Economic Affairs finds that the vote share of right-wing populists is strongly associated with perceptions of corruption, rather than traditionally invoked factors such as immigration, unemployment, or inequality.

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I recently had the chance to chat with National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik about her thoughts on teaching, and how one nurtures open and respectful debate in an era of polarization and general nastiness.

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Twelve years after starting college, four in ten student borrowers have made zero progress paying down their federal loans.

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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.

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Europe net neutrality

What lessons can be drawn from the experiences of European countries in the year since the EU’s net neutrality law came into force?

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Despite a national emphasis on the role of the bachelor’s degree for economic success, many associate and certificate programs provide valuable routes into the middle class.

 

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