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The Case Foundation’s Jean Case and AEI’s Arthur Brooks discuss forging new paths for public-private partnerships, promoting social entrepreneurship, and fostering the next generation of philanthropic leaders.

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Panelists discuss the role carbon taxes can play in broader fiscal reform and in the run-up to the December 2015 United Nations climate conference.

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Claude Barfield reacts to three of the most hotly debated sections of the new Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill.

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AEI Scholar Claude Barfield writes on the evolving interactions between domestic politics, interest groups, and regulatory reform as they relate to the immediate US trade agenda.

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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.

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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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How do the GOP presidential candidates plan to reform the tax code?

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In the past, Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) focused on priorities – Congress’ indicating what it wants in a trade treaty. This bill gives equal time to accountability, with much of the text devoted to how the president must consult Congress throughout the negotiation process.

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During a recent visit to New Hampshire, New Jersey governor Chris Christie laid out a proposal regarding cuts towards federal entitlement programs, such as Social Security. Here, panelists weigh in on the issue.

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The European Central Bank stands to suffer severe losses on its balance sheet should Greece default on its debt. The political fallout from such an event could limit the ECB’s role as lender of last resort just when Europe would need it most.

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Social Security is an emotional topic, made more so by misinformation.

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The rapid progress we see in the information technology sector today is partly due to Moore’s law, which turns 50 years old this week.

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Implementing a US carbon tax

Adele Morris and Aparna Mathur analyze the different likely impacts of a carbon tax on low-income and high-income households.

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