By Michael Q. McShane
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AEI teamed up with the Bipartisan Policy Center last July to release a chartbook that examined the numbers behind the cost growth in military compensation in more detail.
Both the Greek and German governments will be highly constrained when negotiating to keep Greece in the Eurozone, meaning compromise remains an elusive goal.
California is in the process of implementing a new carbon tax. The notion that states can save the planet from getting too hot is great soap opera. It’s just a way to bring more revenue to state governments regardless of its intent.
The Pew Research Center most recently asked Americans about their overall opinions of all four party leaders in the House and the Senate. Although they sit atop Capitol Hill, all four party leaders face an uphill climb to increase their standing among Americans.
President Obama’s middle-class tax plan targeted dual-earner couples, offering nothing to middle-class families with a stay-at-home parent. How many families are we talking about?
The millennial generation has had much lower crime, divorce, and birth rates than previous generations. While partisan issues may explain some of the reason for this, millennials may behave better largely because they are expected to by their parents.
Abortion reform is a difficult issue to fight for, but someone needs to do it. Personal attacks may be hurtful, but Republicans need to stand up for what they believe.
By doubling down on this troubled model, the President’s plan would spend more without solving the structural problems that plague it.
The rate of increase in labor productivity in the United States slowed sharply around 2004, after having surged for roughly a decade. A substantial body of research (see, for example, Oliner, Sichel, and Stiroh, 2007) has concluded that the productivity boom from the mid-1990s to 2004 owed to a huge step-up in the growth contribution from information technology (IT).
Important questions remain, however, concerning both the more recent history and the outlook for IT and productivity growth.