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International experts from industry, academia, the financial community, and government share lessons learned from their efforts to objectively measure housing risk.

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How do we design policy to ensure both higher wage growth and a more equal distribution of benefits in the face of rapid technological advances?

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What will it take to ensure the success of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority transition? Rep. John Shimkus remarks on the DOTCOM Act to provide congressional oversight.

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The Conservative Reform Network (CRN) launched its Room to Grow Series on Tuesday afternoon at Google’s Washington, DC headquarters with a panel discussion on start-ups and entrepreneurship featuring James Pethokoukis, author of the CRN’s “Start-Ups and Entrepreneurship” briefing book.

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One reason we have made such little progress on tax reform is that scoring methods do not account for the impact that sound proposals would have on the overall economy.

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In his testimony before the Joint Economic Committee, Senior Fellow and Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) Kevin Hassett examines the potential benefits of dynamic scoring.

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The current ban on crude oil exports was enacted based on two untrue fallacies. Removing it will lead to positive economic outcomes.

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Discussing apprenticeships as a viable option for college aged students.

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In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, American Enterprise Institute (AEI) John G. Searle Chair and Resident Scholar Benjamin Zycher examines how lifting the crude oil export ban would favorably impact the price of refined products such as gasoline and diesel fuel in the US.

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Maybe voters would take the issue more seriously if the politicians talking about it were also attacking short-termism in government, which is a far worse problem.

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Former U.S. Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) speaks at a news conference marking the fifth anniversary of the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, on Capitol Hill in Washington July 21, 2015. Reuters

The Dodd-Frank Act delegated far more discretionary power to financial regulators  than had ever been granted before and undermined the checks and balances that had historically marked the process.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) speaks at a news conference marking the fifth anniversary of the passing of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law, on Capitol Hill in Washington July 21, 2015. Reuters

The administration’s refusal thus far to admit that the Dodd-Frank Act may be responsible for what could be a future financial catastrophe, must be seen as a wholly political effort to defend what they see as one of President Obama’s key legacies.

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The IANA functions facilitate the operations of the entire Internet, and therefore they represent a potentially powerful tool for whomever controls them.

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