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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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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.

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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.”

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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When the deadline for Catalan regional president Puigdemont to clarify Catalonia’s status arrives, Prime Minister Rajoy will likely face a difficult choice.

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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.

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The Kurds overwhelmingly want freedom, democracy, and good governance. But, as the Kurds know better than most, freedom can never be taken for granted. It’s decision time not only for the KRG but for Iraqi Kurds more broadly.

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Kurdish officials can keep saying that the peshmerga were the most crucial fighting force against the Islamic State, and journalists can keep repeating that mantra. Such statements will not, however, change the fact on the ground. If Iraqi Kurdistan is ever to succeed, it must recognize that rhetoric can never substitute for reality.

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Americans use technology for comfort, not revolution

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The likely returns for the economy from cutting the top income-tax rates are modest. Neither the economic nor the moral arguments for doing so are compelling.

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Join AEI and Baylor University for a discussion of Alan Jacobs’ his new book, “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds” (Currency, 2017), and the practice and merits of productive thinking.

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The percent of post-secondary students receiving Pell Grants is an imperfect measurement for low-income status. Limitations of the “Pell proxy” affect its reliability, especially when used to draw conclusions about admissions and recruiting practices at particular universities or categories of schools.

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