Have market economies across the Western world become less dynamic? If so, why? What are the political, social, and geopolitical implications — and what can governments do to reverse this trend?
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai discusses his vision for the future of US communications policy.
Please join AEI as experts address the fundamental economic reforms Puerto Rico needs to revitalize its failed political economy and restore order to its public finances.
Erica Groshen, the just-departed commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, writes in the WSJ, “Sources tell me that when Congress draws up the BLS’s next budget, lawmakers plan to underfund the agency substantially.”
President Trump has eased off China’s supposed currency manipulation, but he’s still pretty hot about NAFTA.
According to the WSJ, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said yesterday that while the administration will “very soon” release a plan, it will dramatically overhaul both personal and business taxes.
In order to promote economic growth, Congress needs to lessen financial regulation especially on smaller financial institutions.
The constant warnings about the adverse impacts of increasing greenhouse gas concentrations, apart from being utterly inconsistent with the evidence, are similar to the ancient interpretation of destructive weather as the gods’ punishment of men for the sins of Man.
Around the time of the first Earth Day in 1970, there was a torrent of apocalyptic predictions that were not simply wrong, but spectacularly wrong. We can expect more of the same this year, despite the facts that: a) carbon emissions in the US fell last year to their lowest level in almost a quarter century and b) we are in the longest period in US history (11 years and counting) without a major hurricane.
Sure, Donald Trump mused about returning to the gold standard during the campaign. But as president, he’s really more of a steel bug than a gold bug. “American steel” to be specific.
Women remain both less likely to be in the labor force and less likely to work at least half the year than their male counterparts. And while it is well known that women have higher poverty rates compared to men, even among those who work at least half the year, women are more likely to be in poverty.
Trump’s campaign largely ignored crafting detailed policy proposals and instead relied on rhetoric to attack the opposition. Now Trump’s chickens are coming home to roost as the administration struggles to achieve any legislative success on both health and tax reform.