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Jack P. Shonkoff, director of the Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University, and AEI’s Robert Doar and Katharine Stevens discuss the science of early learning and how it can be harnessed to improve opportunity for disadvantaged children.

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Why is blackmail illegal asks Charles Murray? In addition to being a legitimate economic activity, blackmail has beneficial effects, litanies to the contrary notwithstanding, says economist Walter Block.

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Amry machine gunner with Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion (Airborne) 509th Infantry Regiment reports his status during a Combined Arms Maneuver Live Fire Exercise on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, May 8, 2015. Department of Defense | Flickr

AEI’s success in educating lawmakers who are enacting real acquisition reform echoes the Institute’s leading role in other areas of defense reform, such as military compensation, base closures, and rightsizing the defense civilian workforce.

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Evidence suggests that megaprojects are highly risky endeavors, whether for investors or taxpayers.

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It’s terrible that we’re all trying to guess what the Fed is going to do instead of trying to make financial decisions on the economic realities, and that interest rates depend on their theories instead of on market-clearing prices.

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Greater scale will help cable companies compete more effectively in an increasingly rich, dynamic, and competitive market for video.

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I do not believe that the Export-Import Bank should be reauthorized. I will spend the next few minutes outlining why, with a special focus on the Ex-Im Bank’s impact on jobs.

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President Obama says the United States has restored its image as the most respected nation in the world. However, many feel differently about this observation.

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The case for expanding the IMF has weakened substantially due to questionable lending practices and the rise of alternative mechanisms to protect financial stability.

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It is well-documented that the diets of the poor are not as healthful  as those of higher-income Americans. There is debate over why this gap exists, but a new NBER paper suggests that lack of access to nutritional food, a common explanation for the divide, may not be its key driver.

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U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus speaks at the second day of the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington, September 10, 2014. Reuters

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus discusses the future of the Navy and Marine Corps with AEI’s Mackenzie Eaglen.

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A majority of Americans consistently say that it is more important for the federal government to investigate possible terrorist threats even if that intrudes on personal privacy, though the proportion giving that response has declined over time.

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