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Economic Policy

Big picture coverage of macroeconomics, political economy, and governments' roles in world commerce.
America the Difficult Mihir Desai 05/29/2008
Why the United States should put out the welcome mat to foreign direct investors.
Weak Trade Week Philip I. Levy 05/28/2008
The number of U.S. politicians willing to speak clearly and forthrightly about free trade is depressingly small.
The Sovereigns Are Coming! Daniel Drezner 05/15/2008
Foreign governments are investing large sums of money in American companies. Should we be scared?
The Dreaded R-Word Evan Sparks 05/08/2008
Six AEI economists discuss the current state of the U.S. economy and the possibility of a 2008 recession.
The Fast-Track Trade War Claude Barfield 05/07/2008
No matter how our allies react to the Colombia spat, the politics of FTA passage may have been permanently changed.
Your Guide to the Housing Crisis Alex J. Pollock 05/05/2008
With the financial world in turmoil, here’s a handy guide to the bursting of the housing market bubble.
The Case for Ending Ethanol Subsidies Diana Furchtgott-Roth 04/22/2008
At a time of soaring food prices and concern over carbon emissions, George Bush needs to rethink his biofuel policy.
Peter Pan Goes to Wall Street Vincent R. Reinhart 04/15/2008
Participants in the subprime mortgage market had a ‘Never-Never Land’ attitude. Now we must clean up the mess.
You Better Shop Around Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Andrew Brown 04/11/2008
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson has a simple reform plan that would improve insurance options for all Americans.
The Road to a Bank Bailout Desmond Lachman 04/01/2008
In order to protect U.S. taxpayers, the Federal Reserve should address financial problems transparently.