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This new animated ‘bar chart race’ shows daily oil production in America’s ‘Big Three’ oil fields (Bakken, Eagle Ford and Permian Basin) on a monthly basis from January 2007 to August 2019, and illustrates graphically the Shale Revolution that led to America’s rise to become the world’s No. 1 oil producer.

 

In a series of posts at the Cafe Hayek blog, Don Boudreaux has patiently tried to explain to some of his skeptical readers the simple economic reality that “exports are costs.” I offer some reinforcement to help explain why exports are what we have to give up (i.e., a cost) to get imports, and bring in some additional reinforcement from a 1978 lecture by Milton Friedman.

Basel III bank capital regulations were created in response to the 2008 financial crisis and prevent the failure of systemically important financial institutions. Basel III includes a discretionary countercyclical capital buffer.  The countercyclical capital buffer has not been used in the United States, but the Federal Reserve is considering activating it.

By developing a better understanding of barriers and solutions in criminal justice reform we are better positioned to maximize and expand opportunity through the development and dissemination of research and community-based work in fragile communities across the country.

Clarence H. Carter, the Office of Family Assistance Director and Office Community Services Acting Director for DHHS, joins AEI Scholar Matt Weidinger to discuss the future of America’s safety net program.

A sense of value and safety are among the laudable goals of social and emotional learning — but SEL advocates need to be aware that this process is vulnerable to manipulation by those seeking to carry out their own agendas. AEI's Frederick Hess explains in 60 seconds.

SEL advocates need to be aware that the process is vulnerable to manipulation by those seeking to carry out their own agendas. AEI’s Frederick Hess explains in 60 seconds.

Is the internet a hotbed for terrorist recruitment in Africa and the Middle East? Not as much as you'd think, explains AEI's Jessica Trisko Darden.

Is the internet a hotbed for terrorist recruitment in Africa and the Middle East? Not as much as you’d think, explains AEI’s Jessica Trisko Darden.

As the US presses its allies to join in banning Huawei products from their communications networks, tough decisions need to be made by political leaders, and economic casualties will inevitably be caught in the crossfire.

The data makes it abundantly clear that a very small, extremely liberal group makes a lot of noise both online and on the ground.

On this episode, AEI’s Alan Viard returns to discuss the effects of the 2017 tax cuts and the future of American tax policy.

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