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Despite their close alignment on democratic values, the US and EU still encounter serious barriers on issues of free trade and internet regulation.

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Almost a third of workers—and more senior executives—say their careers have been adversely affected by caregiving obligations. Hear from Joe Fuller and Care.com CEO Sheila Marcel why demographic trends and the changing role of women in the workforce mean that employers must “do the math” when it comes to care.

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It is tempting for the Trump administration to dismiss U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit problems as those affecting a small and spent imperial power in a distant land with little relevance to the United States economy. However, that would be a grave mistake.

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Rick Hess talks with EdNext Editor-in-chief Marty West about this year’s Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, why the rankings got started, and the strengths and weaknesses of the rankings.

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The LA teachers’ strike follows a series of statewide walkouts last spring across a series of red and purple states like West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Arizona. So, what’s the deal with LA, and how does the situation compare to what unfolded last spring?

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Aparna Mathur, codirector of the AEI-Brookings Project on Paid Family and Medical Leave, speaks about the importance of the issue of paid leave and what she expects to see moving forward.

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The embrace of social, emotional, and academic learning is a moment of opportunity. Here’s how to make the most of it.

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The political, economic, and cultural systems that the Arab states (and Iran) installed after gaining independence following World War II are breaking down all across the region.

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American companies are facing a caregiving crisis — they just refuse to acknowledge it. Rising health care and professional caregiving costs and changing demographics over the past few decades have put great pressure on American employees as they try to balance work and care responsibilities. Yet many employers remain largely oblivious to the growing costs of this hidden “care economy” — costs that hurt employers and employees alike.

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In the January issue of AEI’s Political Report, we examine the public mood going into a new year, focusing on a variety of economic assessments. Experts discuss how people view Trump’s handling of the economy, opinions of the tax law passed under his administration, and views on Wall Street a decade after the financial crisis.

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