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In a world increasingly characterized by a global savings glut, Germany stands out as the major industrialized country that has the largest external current account surplus. This should be a real concern to the United States.
Bipartisanship is not necessarily a good thing. Strong partisans often dislike the results, and some bipartisan compromises are bad policy. But like it or not, bipartisanship is suddenly busting out all over.
Brigadier General Paul W. Tibbets IV recently become commander of the 509th Bomb Wing, which operates America’s 20 B-2 stealth nuclear bombers. His grandfather flew the Enola Gay in WWII.
The Clintons are like the Tudors of the Ozarks. They believe they are royalty, but they also understand that even monarchs need friends. The Clinton Foundation is the perfect vehicle for their ambition.
However unappealing or unconvincing you find this approach to sexuality and marriage, how can you say this view is grounded in bigotry?
What does The Cage-Busting Teacher mean for policymakers and reformers? How can they create the conditions whereby cage-busting teachers can thrive?
Wages are (largely) determined by the market, and government assistance — funded by taxpayers — is used to help low-income families meet a baseline standard of living. That some low-wage workers receive government assistance isn’t a bug in the system; it’s a feature.
If it is progress against poverty that we’re pursuing, trade beats the pants off every fancy development program ever devised. The simple mundane beauty of making things and exchanging them freely is the best anti-poverty achievement in history.
Traditional higher education is running headlong into a deepening crisis, one where consumers increasingly feel trapped and desperate for an alternative. The future of learning must include more than open online courses.
America’s allies joined the China-led bank because there is currently no alternative to Beijing’s new plans, and they want to be part of the 21st century Asian economy.
Marriage has a transformative effect on adult behavior, emotional health, and financial well-being—particularly for men.
The Fed’s decision to end the QE purchases was easy. The harder decision – when to raise the funds rate – lies ahead. Could the data provide a compelling case by June in favor of tightening given the risk of making a policy mistake that would be difficult to reverse? It’s possible, but not likely.