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Senator Warren Gets Taken In by a False Analysis

A St. Louis Fed paper is being cited as 'proof' that affordable housing goals did not contribute to the subprime mortgage boom. While it might delight some lawmakers by supporting their position, the paper’s analysis is mistaken.

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Tempest at a Tea Party

For 50 years, the IRS has been exceeding its authority. The agency should get out of the business of regulating political speech.

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Pre-K vs. Back Pay: Personnel Costs Threaten Progressive Goals

If universal pre-K is as critical as New York Mayor Bill de Blasio insists, funding should be found by cutting lower-priority programs, not through his proposed new income tax.

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San Francisco's Growing Class Conflict

Instead of protesting better private transportation for others, San Franciscans should demand improved public services.

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Do We Really Need a Larger IMF?

Several developments should cause the U.S. Treasury to reverse itself in favor of a smaller International Monetary Fund.

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How to Avoid Another Global Financial Crisis

Human emotions and animal spirits are increasingly driving economic outcomes.

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The OAS is AWOL on Venezuela

The Organization of American States is betraying its essential mission to defend representative democracy.

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Bordering on Chaos

To overcome its deadly corruption and chaos, Mexico needs to increase its defense spending and freedom-oriented reforms.

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One Step Closer to Tax Reform

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp’s tax reform proposal shows political courage and embraces admirable policy objectives.

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Motor City's Next Moves

Detroit recently submitted its financial restructuring plan to court and approved a privatization deal. Here are several other proposals for turning the city around.

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GDP and Measuring the Intangible

GDP statistics lead us to take an overly pessimistic view of the economy. There is no Great Stagnation. There is only a widening gap between the rate of economic improvement and our ability to measure that improvement.

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The Post-Protestant Ethic and Spirit of America

The new elite class of America is the old one: America’s mainline Protestant Christians in both the glory and the annoyingness of their moral confidence and spiritual certainty. They just stripped out the Christianity along the way.

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Keystone XL: Sachs Strikes Back

Fact-free he began and fact-free he remains.

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Is Talking the Shortest Path to War?

A half century worth of experience does not support the thesis that diplomacy with rogue regimes or terrorist groups brings peace. Rather, diplomacy misapplied can be the shortest path to war.

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Nixon in China

Nixon’s visit to China turned out to be his greatest moment as president. He had brought about a diplomatic revolution that produced the modern diplomatic world.

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For Venezuelan Regime, the Party’s Over

With intensifying unrest and the Maduro regime fighting a losing battle for survival, it appears that Hugo Chávez’s ‘Bolivarian revolution’ will outlive him by about a year.

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Yellen’s Wishful Thinking

The new head of the Federal Reserve is imprudently dismissive of concerns about recent international economic developments.

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AEI Classics: The Origins and Traditions of Washington’s Birthday Holiday

Americans celebrated Washington’s birthday long before Congress in 1879 declared it a holiday for federal workers in the District of Columbia, and, in 1885, a holiday for federal employees everywhere.

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The Looting of Detroit’s Pensions

Giving elected officials the power to change the ways that public employees earn future benefits may make the difference in avoiding further Detroits.

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Germany's Energy Goals Backfire

Germany’s radical initiative to subsidize renewable electricity generation has resulted in higher carbon dioxide emissions and the most expensive electricity in Europe, with the poor disproportionately bearing the burden.

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