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Maureen Ohlhausen, an FTC commissioner, outlines a step-by-step approach for putting the principles of regulatory humility into action and identifies high and low watermarks for the FTC’s adherence to this approach.

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A panel of leading experts discuss whether Big Data can replace the federal statistical system, and if not, whether the two can complement each other.

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Iain Duncan Smith, UK Department for Work and Pensions secretary of state, discusses the UK welfare reform effort with Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and a panel of experts.

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Representative John Delaney (D-MD) presents his American Infrastructure Fund proposal, and a panel of experts discuss.

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Representative Greg Walden (R-OR), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, discusses the implications of the FCC’s net neutrality vote.

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While 20something marriage has gotten a reputation from parents, peers, and the popular culture for being a bad idea, the evidence suggests many benefits to marrying in your mid-to-late 20s if you find the right person.

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Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.

Backing down from ISIS would be very bad, and allowing the status quo in Mosul to continue would be worse. But a defeat in Mosul at the hands of ISIS would be truly catastrophic. President Obama has to get in it to win it, at least this once.

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Here’s today’s assortment of charts, quotations, videos, “markets in everything,” some interesting links and more.

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The media is full of excitement about how, after 15 years, the Nasdaq is almost back to its peak. But is it?

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Introducing alleged currency manipulation retaliation on to the trade agenda would be a grave mistake.

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With Washington caught in a dialogue dependency trap, unable to think outside the box and hoping against all experience for an outcome different from last time, expect more evasion and bad faith agreements in the future.

 

 

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on "Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to Congress" on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 24, 2015. World shares held near record highs on Tuesday after Greece produced a list of proposed economic reforms, and the dollar rose on expectations Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen would signal the Fed was still moving towards raising interest rates.
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Fed chair Janet Yellen’s speech on inequality is back in the news thanks to yesterday’s rough-and-tumble Congressional hearing.

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The States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project offers a preview of how the United States might look in 2060.

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AEI’s Andrew Kelly and Tulane University’s Jon Valant discuss their research on parent empowerment and K–12 education reform.

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The creation of new islands in the South China Sea playing host to Chinese military forces will create new challenges for military planners in the sea’s littoral states as well as, potentially, in India, Australia, and the United States.

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The Student Success Act reflects a principled, limited federal role in education, and it deserves conservative support.

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