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By the standards of consumer welfare — providing a variety of high-quality products, innovation, low prices — big tech is one of the best things to happen in the economy in decades.
The CSR saga: An appropriation that really would lower spending and an incorrect baseline’s perverse effects
The debate over whether Congress should make an appropriation for the Cost Sharing Reduction payments is tangled up in a discussion over how to properly assess the net federal cost of such an appropriation
More evidence that it’s very hard to ‘beat the market’ over time, 95% of finance professionals can’t do it
S&P Dow Jones Indices, the “de facto scorekeeper of the active versus passive investing debate,” recently released its 2017 report for the U.S. markets. Over the last 15 years, only about 5% of active managers for small-, mid- and large-cap equity funds outperformed their benchmark indexes.
The move to block Broadcom’s attempt to buy Qualcomm represents an unprecedented intervention by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.
If someone who wants to keep abortion even late in pregnancy counts as “pro-life” and “conservative,” or even “moderate,” everyone who holds a position to the right of his starts to look like a right-wing extremist.
As the Russian election approaches, there is no better guide to the Russian enigma and its current president than the writings and research of Leon Aron.
When I arrived at Lewis & Clark Law School to give a talk, a security officer asked if I had a gun. She’d heard rumors on social media. I didn’t, but my friend Andy Ngo, a Portland State grad student, was armed with an iPhone.
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Xi’s latest move to do away with Presidential term limits should be seen as the “Putinization” of China, or the centralization of power under a cult leader due to fragile domestic stagnation.
A recent op-ed claims Americans should stop “obsessing” about single motherhood and poverty. The article ends up conveying the wrong impression about the actual links between single parenthood and poverty, especially for children. While family structure is not destiny, the evidence suggests it remains important and shouldn’t be dismissed as one important factor affecting children in particular.
Modern sexual teaching doesn’t merely scoff at the notion of limiting sex to marriage, it denies that there is a single definition of marriage.
He (or she) who frames the issue tends to determine the outcome of the election. That’s an old political consultant’s rule, and its application has never been more apt than in the Senate Democrats’ failed government shutdown over immigration policy.
Our democracy requires vigorous competition between two serious and ideologically distinct parties, both of which operate in the realm of truth, see governing as an essential and ennobling responsibility, and believe that the acceptance of republican institutions and democratic values define what it is to be an American. The Republican Party must reclaim its purpose.
Federal Reserve Governor Jay Powell, just nominated by President Trump to be the next Fed Chairman, came to AEI this past July to stress that reform of the housing finance system is long past due.