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Maureen Ohlhausen, an FTC commissioner, outlines a step-by-step approach for putting the principles of regulatory humility into action and identifies high and low watermarks for the FTC’s adherence to this approach.

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A panel of leading experts discuss whether Big Data can replace the federal statistical system, and if not, whether the two can complement each other.

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Last week, Keith Hall was selected to be the new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) director. His views on poverty – namely, that jobs help people escape poverty — deserve a look.

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Rep. Todd Young from Indiana’s 9th district joins us to discuss his Social Impact Bond Act legislation that’s designed to create public-private partnerships and use the market to help people earn their way out of poverty. Later on we bring on the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (and a Member of Parliament) Iain Duncan Smith.

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This afternoon in testimony before the House Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, AEI resident scholar Claude Barfield provides careful analysis of the implications surrounding successful ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the economic and security repercussions that would result from failure to reach an agreement.

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Trade policy stands at the intersection of a nation’s diplomatic and security strategies and its broad economic goals.

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The Federal Reserve is now poised to become the de facto national insurance regulator that Congress declined to create in the Dodd-Frank Act.

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After six years of economic recession, which has seen Greece’s real GDP reduced by a quarter and its unemployment rate rise to over 25 percent, the Greek public appears to be at the end of its tether with economic policies imposed by the troika of the International Monetary Fund, the European Union, and the European Central Bank, which negotiate in concert the external assistance that they offer to Greece.

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French economist and academic Thomas Piketty attends a symposium "Les Entretiens du Tresor" at the Bercy Finance Ministry in Paris January 23, 2015. Reuters

Thomas Piketty’s call for wealth redistribution rests on flawed justifications — his notion that the rate of return on capital exceeds economic growth fails to account for risk.

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Britain's Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith delivers his keynote speech at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, central England,October 8, 2012.  Reuters

Iain Duncan Smith, UK Department for Work and Pensions secretary of state, discusses the UK welfare reform effort with Rep. Todd Young (R-IN) and a panel of experts.

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Senators Mike Lee and Marco Rubio have come up with the most pro-growth tax reform plan since Calvin Coolidge’s presidency, one that could help set a direction for conservative tax policy and for Republicans seeking the White House.

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On the whole, the housing market has regained much of the ground it lost in the 2008 financial crisis. But some analysts are concerned many of the factors propelling that growth aren’t healthy at all and could lead to another free-fall in the housing market.

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The repeal of certain Obamacare exchange subsidies, seen as furthering a conservative goal, is likely to hurt the GOP politically.

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