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Puerto Rico would do well to ignore a recent hedge fund report and to follow instead the Krueger report’s suggestion: press for a reasonable amount of debt relief from bondholders as an important part of an adjustment program.
Huckabee isn’t saying anything that lots of serious people haven’t said, albeit more eloquently. In countless speeches, Bibi Netanyahu and other Israeli leaders have stressed that the legacy of the Holocaust is such that Israel cannot take a chance on Iran having a nuclear weapon.
The White House deserves credit for issuing a new report that focuses on one area of bipartisan cooperation: the reform of occupational-licensing laws that restrict job opportunities and raise prices.
The College Board’s new framework is not just better than the atrocious version released last year — it’s good in its own right.
Conservative policymakers have been an important check on spending, but have largely failed to enunciate their own higher education agenda. An alternative vision should create space for new postsecondary options and ideas, not just address the amount of funding.
As the presidential campaign heats up, there is an asymmetry between the two political parties. This asymmetry helps explain some otherwise puzzling things.
McConnell’s actions as they relate to the Export-Import Bank are just one more sell-out — one more time the majority leader has stuck it to conservatives and cut a deal with the enemy.
The paper of record’s inaccurate reporting on a nonexistent criminal investigation was a failure that should entail more serious consequences.
Kevin Hassett constructs a simple regression model that estimates the effect of the incumbent governor on state employment growth. The results cast an interesting perspective on the job-creation track records of the current and former governors who are now competing for the GOP nomination.
If Greece had its own currency it would have been able to deal with the Great Recession and its current crisis through devaluation, making its exports more competitive, and through looser monetary policy than the European Central Bank enacted.
The claim that mortgage credit is very tight for all but pristine borrowers has been repeated so often by respected policymakers and economists that it is now taken as fact. This characterization of today’s mortgage market, however, is misleading.