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Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) will unveil their new carbon tax proposal, and panelists will debate the implications of such a proposal.

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Join AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox MP, UK’s Secretary of State for International Trade, speaks on the future of the UK trade policy.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently announced plans to create a hyperloop train system to transport passengers from New York City to Washington, D.C. in less than 29 minutes. While great in theory, the technological innovations and extensive regulations involved make it unlikely that the hyperloop will exist in the near future.

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“Is this the best the US economy can do?” is perhaps the most pressing economic question there is. (Right along with it: “How do we create faster, sustained growth whose benefits are more widely shared?”)

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Young men are spending less time working and more time playing video games. Are Overwatch and The Legend of Zelda about to ruin the American economy?

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President Trump is shooting for a 3 percent economic growth through the latest tax reforms. Some experts suggest that these reforms are steps in the right direction, but other factors such as increased labor immigration and investment in innovation are needed to reach the target growth.

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A growing chorus is blaming lackluster investment in the economy on Big Tech’s ‘monopoly power.’ But the tech giants’ market dominance doesn’t seem to be stopping them from being high-innovation, high-investment companies.

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On this week’s Banter, AEI resident fellow Desmond Lachman discusses the UK’s June election and its implications for Brexit negotiations.

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By not drawing the right lessons from Greece’s recent failed attempt at fiscal austerity within a monetary union, the Puerto Rican government is all too likely to exacerbate rather than to cure the island’s current economic crisis.

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Recent headlines seem designed to induce a technopanic among the general population. But the proper response here is public policy creativity, not a) neo-Luddism or b) the acceptance of a post-work era that you see among many basic income advocates.

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In my recent report, “Barriers to Work and Social Enterprise: Estimating the Target Population,” I estimate the number of non-working Americans with low incomes who face at least one barrier to work. Social enterprise can be an important part of the solution.

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Americans need to hear a plausible story about how tech progress will boost their living standards, not bring mass joblessness. It’s in Silicon Valley’s self-interest to help make this story a reality, but so far they’re hardly helping.

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