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The current budget process was written for a time when appropriations spending was dominant; it does not work as well with so much of the federal budget devoted to spending that occurs automatically on entitlement programs. Further, the current process does not facilitate executive-legislative agreement on budgetary aggregates, which is an important reason for instability and uncertainty in federal finances.

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Strategic voters construct expectations of coalitions and policy outcomes based on expected seat distributions and vote to maximize their expected utility from the implemented policy.

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This brief explains how Congress and the president can best help reduce our country’s outsized reliance on imprisonment, a goal with rare, widespread bipartisan support.

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Eric Toder of the Urban Institute lays out the various options for taxing corporate income. In short: all options are imperfect.

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Recent legislation enacted by the House and Senate would move the United States toward a territorial system for taxing US multinational corporations.

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The Social Security disability program needs structural reform. There has been a long-term trend toward higher rates of disability among covered workers as the standards for assessing disability have accommodated larger numbers of applicants with musculoskeletal and mental health conditions.

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Housing vouchers and other major low-income housing programs should be phased out and replaced with a more efficient housing safety net.

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This paper explores the existing reach of government programs that provide cash income to poor families with children and how it has changed over time.

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This paper explains the prediction that the dollar will rise significantly in reaction to border adjustment and reviews criticisms of this prediction.

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