Maryland’s income tax scheme is discriminatory in and of itself because it systematically imposes tax burdens on interstate economic activity that are greater than the burdens imposed on economic activity conducted solely within Maryland.
In mid-September 2011, as part of AEI’s Program on American Citizenship, we celebrated Constitution Day. In conjunction with that remembrance, we thought it appropriate to honor our longtime colleague and friend Walter Berns with a panel dedicated to discussing his scholarship on the Constitution and the American regime it supports.
The European Union’s Brussels summit on December 8-9is its latest, most urgent attempt to calm the bond markets, save the euro, and create firmer mechanisms that promise to ensure long-term fiscal discipline among eurozone nations.
The inherent conflict of science and politics will be the subject of the second-annual “Bloody Crossroads” conference at AEI.
The Regulatory Accountability Act is an effort to channel the discretion and improve the performance of the modern administrative state.
At this AEI book forum, Jeffrey Friedman will present his book’s arguments, followed by comments from AEI’s Peter Wallison and Alex Pollock and a general discussion.
Our constitutional order is becoming markedly less competitive–making government less responsive and leaving critical sectors of our society less dynamic and free. To understand the sources of this trend and its importance, we need first to understand the nature, advantages, and challenges of competition itself.
At this event, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will give opening remarks, and Leon R. Kass (Madden-Jewett Chair, AEI), Jeremy A. Rabkin (Professor, George Mason University School of Law), and Christopher Demuth (D.C. Searle Senior Fellow, AEI) will provide further insight into the work of Walter Berns.
Walter’s great contribution is in seeing the Constitution whole–as much more than a set of legal doctrines or parade of court decisions–and in showing that it can illuminate the most vexing contemporary problems and controversies. There is no better way to observe Constitution Day than to read Walter Berns.
CPSC commissioner Anne M. Northup will speak about recent steps taken to reduce the burden of over-regulation.
The American Constitution uses competition to promote good government and private competition. The founders regarded competitive enterprise as a critical source of prosperity and national strength. The causes of the decline of competitiveness in our political institutions are many and complex. But certainly one of them is a decline in public appreciation for the virtues of competition.