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Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis? Andrew G. Biggs 07/26/2014
Progressives are proposing expensive expansions of Social Security, but the retirement crisis is overblown.
Attorney Fees in Patent Cases: There is a Middle Ground Michael M. Rosen 06/18/2014
Automatically awarding attorney fees to the prevailing party, at least in patent cases, would be a grave mistake and wreak havoc on our legal system.
Death, Duty, D-Day Ralph Kinney Bennett 06/06/2014
Seventy years ago, our nation led the Western World to a costly victory over tyranny in what was the greatest military undertaking in history.
Coins That Go Clunk Alex J. Pollock 05/07/2014
Fifty years ago, U.S. silver coins disappeared from circulation, symbolizing a profound shift in the behavior of the government with respect to money.
War on Poverty Needs New Strategy Josh Good 01/08/2014
Since LBJ’s War on Poverty was launched, America has witnessed an unprecedented rise in cohabitation, divorce, and out-of-wedlock births. In 2014, reforms should promote personal dignity and encourage work and responsible fatherhood.
The Almanac of American Politics: Breaking Down the 2012 Election Michael Barone 08/15/2013
The 2012 election indicates that the fault lines in American politics are the same as they have been since the mid 1990s, but surprises may be in store for the future.
Congress Isn't What It Used to Be Norman Ornstein and Jennifer Marsico 07/16/2013
The definitive source for data on our nation’s legislative branch, Vital Statistics on Congress, has been released online for the first time ever.
What Do Banks Do? Arnold Kling 02/26/2013
A closer look at bank leverage.
The Myth of the Limits on Itemized Deductions Alan D. Viard 01/09/2013
Media misinformation is the real threat to charitable giving. For better or worse, the fiscal cliff deal doesn’t actually cap any itemized deductions.
Partisan Polls? Andrew Rugg 10/10/2012
Press coverage of polls gives these imprecise tools much more weight than they deserve. Voters should keep this in mind as they are confronted with the inevitable avalanche of polls between now and Election Day.
 
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