Join AEI as Lt. Gen. Thomas Trask and retired Vice Adm. Mark Fox discuss the future of Iranian power in the Middle East, the threat it poses to the US, and how Washington can respond.
Quotation of the day is from Adam Smith, writing in The Wealth of Nations.
As usual, when it comes to trade, Trump departed from economic reality when he accused the Germans of being “very bad” for selling millions of quality vehicles to willing US buyers. Trump forgot to mention that the “horrible” German automakers also produce millions of cars in the US, invest billions of dollars here, and support more than 100,000 American jobs.
The Moody’s decision should be a useful wake-up call for the Chinese government to start addressing the serious problems associated with its credit market overhang.
Zuckerberg spoke to Harvard students about jobs, technology, and “a new social contract,” including universal basic income. Embedded in that curiosity, I think, is an aggressive forecast about technological unemployment/underemployment, and some fear of an anti-automation backlash.
Work requirements for those receiving welfare are a critical tool to help rescue our fellow Americans from the misery of idleness – so they can achieve meaning and happiness in their lives through the power of honest, productive work.
If a country does not allow independent election observation, nor does it enable journalists to visit polling stations outside the capital region, then claims of high voter turnout and its symbolizing support for the system must be questioned.
Is tech policy about to change dramatically? Can the FCC adequately monitor the Internet when it’s built on decades old regulation?
This week I spoke with Brent Skorup, a research fellow in the technology policy program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research topics include wireless policy, new media regulation, competition, and telecommunication. We discussed tech policy, specifically on whether a system built on 1930s regulation can succeed in today’s fast-moving world.
The first year of a new administration is normally the time to advance an ambitious legislative agenda. Unfortunately, the Trump administration has released a budget plan that is more of a political statement than something designed to bring about a change in policy.
Join AEI as Gerard Robinson moderates a discussion on the state of historically black colleges and universities and what opportunities and challenges lie ahead.
While there is plenty to criticize in the Trump administration’s new budget proposal, the reaction has been enough to make me want to mount a vocal defense on its behalf.