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Join AEI and Opportunity America for a discussion with Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Human Resources Adrian Smith (R-NE) and a panel discussion with experts on policy ideas to eliminate barriers and enhance opportunity for poor and working-class Americans.

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UNRWA has become the poster child for U.N. bureaucratic bloat, mission creep, and twisted morality.

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Trump or no Trump, why not stand on the right side of history?

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Contra Martin Feldstein’s recent op-ed, it seems logically inconsistent to expect both stock market prices and interest rates to simultaneously return to more normal levels.

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Regulators’ use of “stress tests” to calibrate minimum capital requirement for banks raises important legal issues and creates the potential for costly misallocations of banking resources.

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Americans are no longer moving. And that’s a problem for the economy, adversely affecting everything from productivity growth, to income inequality, to monetary policy.

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Medicaid work requirements aren’t punitive. Instead, they reflect proper social expectations. They send a message that if you can contribute to society, then you should. That message matters.

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There are several things that our political leadership could do to improve our global position vis-à-vis Islamic extremists.  The Department of State should redouble public diplomacy efforts that incorporate local partners in vulnerable countries around the world. In addition, the Department of Defense and intelligence agencies should emphasize the importance of military information support operations, human intelligence, and Special Forces.

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While there are reasonable objections to Medicaid work requirements, the requirements are not cruel.

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The traits that alarm some are baseline features, not signs of a disease process.

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What started as a policy change by Fannie Mae to close the growing affordability gap has added yet more fuel to the house price boom, especially at the lower end of the market. This policy will benefit existing homeowners, realtors, and builders, but it will hurt first-time buyers and those with limited resources.

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