Join AEI and the Conservative Reform Network as we unveil three new papers on reducing unemployment, alleviating poverty, and reforming housing policy.
Work is central to the flourishing life. And public policy, in its effort to promote the common good, is properly interested in helping to create a vibrant labor market in which individuals can earn their own success, realize their potential, and enjoy the dignity that hard work provides.
Melony Armstrong joins the show to discuss her efforts fighting back against occupational licensing requirements in her home state of Mississippi.
At a time that the theater is burning, it is generally not a good idea for the head of the Fire Department to not only shout “Fire!” but also to say that he intends to fan the flames when the fire gets worse. Yet that is precisely what Bank of England Governor Mark Carney seems to have done.
What do techies and hair braiders have in common? Both groups are often subject to unnecessary job market regulation. About a quarter of workers need a government license, and some 30 million Americans are working under non-compete agreements. But there’s some progress happening.
So, is it actually desirable that the US run a large trade surplus, as some American politicians suggest? Should this be a goal of US economic policy? I asked some of my AEI colleagues for their quick take.
So much of the policy and political debates around issues of economic liberty are often cast in somewhat narrow terms. But it is helpful—and refreshing—from time to time to step back and examine the foundation. This volume endeavors to do exactly that.
How about making American capitalism work better by — I dunno — making it more competitive and innovative while at the same time updating the safety net? Because there really is no alternative to private-sector driven dynamism when it comes to raising living standards and providing us opportunities not yet imagined.
It is in the EU’s best interest not only to avoid punitive economic measures, but also to quickly allow Britain free access to the EU market. Otherwise, European Union politicians risk to further endanger the future of the European project.
June 30 marks the 215th anniversary of the birth of the great French economist Frederic Bastiat. His timeless intellectual contributions to economic thinking are as relevant today as they were in France in the mid-1800s.
Well, the IGM Forum economists survey produced some unpleasant results for universal basic income advocates. It seems as if they might be open to a UBI that was larger, or an add-on to the current system, or wasn’t so universal in nature. Some more data would be nice, too, before axing the current welfare state.