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Panelists discuss what needs to be done to keep Greece in the eurozone and whether Europe is in a better position to withstand a Greek exit today than it was in 2012.

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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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The good news is that middle-wage jobs are starting to make a comeback.

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It’s no surprise that the export lobby and ethanol lobby are fighting fiercely to save their subsidies. What’s a bit odd is that, for the first time, there’s a powerful anti-subsidy lobby working against them.

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The most compelling explanation is the most mundane one: substantial slack remains in the labor market.

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The notion that the Federal Communications Commission would designate Internet access to be a Title II service – a “public utility” as Susan Crawford and other net neutrality advocates put it – was inconceivable as recently as a few months ago. Then, just after the election, something happened.

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Providing paid maternity leave may not require a whole new federal program. A simpler approach builds on existing tax credits, but makes them refundable and accessible outside of just tax season.

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Time to expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, the federal earnings subsidy to low-income households.

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As it prepares to normalize interest rates, the Federal Reserve would be well-advised to take into account the high odds of a continued appreciation of the dollar and the resulting drags on growth and inflation.

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