AEI’s Tom Donnelly discusses the threats facing the United States with Michael O’Hanlon from the Brookings Institution, William McKenzie, editor of The Catalyst, and retired Army Colonel Miguel Howe, director of the Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative.
Global economic leaders should be focusing attention on ongoing political development in Italy, the Eurozone’s third-largest economy, which is scheduled to have elections by the spring of 2018.
Given such complications and costs, and at a time when cotton production is booming, should cotton interests be allowed to access more money from the public purse? The answer is a resounding no — especially at a time when federal budgets have little room to spare and most Americans want to drain the swamp.
President Trump is expected to unveil his tax plan on Wednesday. While much about it is still unknown, it is rumored that the administration intends to cut the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, while omitting a border adjustment tax proposal. AEI experts Alan Viard and Alex Brill are available to discuss these potential changes and their impact.
While these proposals would offer relief to low-income families and individuals, they potentially miss an opportunity to effectively use the tax system to support employment among those most likely to respond to tax incentives: low-education mothers of young children.
The Glass-Steagall Act of 2017 does nothing to fix the implicit government guarantee problem — and indeed it would probably make it worse.
The Turkish military’s accidental bombing of allied Kurdish forces may be an error, but it is sure to become an increasingly common one.
Many otherwise sensible people are prepared to believe that agreements constitute reality, rather than actual behavior.
The White House is considering slashing the corporate tax rate to 15% and some people argue this rate is too low. Some consider the corporate tax to be the most distortionary and harmful tax in the whole system. As a policy matter if you are looking at a tax that’s the most harmful than the best thing to do is to get it as low as possible, but the question still remains: what do we do about the budgetary consequences of that tax cut?
President Trump should stop trying to throw Hail Marys before the 100-days clock runs out. He has done big things and has plenty of time to get more big things done.