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Unions and the $15 minimum wage.
There is no easy solution in sight for Asia’s newest boat people. The lack of an effective political community in the region only ensures that their suffering will continue.
Economic troubles and corruption have led to the end of Spain’s stable two-party system.
Instead of making public college free for all students, policymakers should look to foster more entrepreneurship in higher education while giving all institutions a real stake in their students’ success.
The real problem facing us is not income inequality per se, but deepening poverty and poor economic opportunities at the bottom, which are strongly correlated with a decline in traditional family structures.
Welcome to Shale 2.0: A strong, increasingly efficient and productive U.S. shale industry — powered by American ingenuity and “Made in the USA” drilling and extraction technologies — is here to stay, thanks in part to an unintended gift from the Saudis.
As we look for savings across the entire federal budget, it is critical that we recognize intelligence as a force multiplier, meaning that a relatively smaller investment in intelligence can help compensate for larger cuts elsewhere.
It’s been tempting to think the shale boom is over, that a fall in the rig count and a small dip in US crude production signify that the high-water mark of US shale oil has come and gone. But, as the Saudis are finding out, we are just in the early innings of a new revolution.
Sometime between now and the Republican nomination, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will enjoy a rally in the polls — nationally, and maybe in New Hampshire.