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How Green Is Europe? Vaclav Smil 09/30/2014
A superficial look might indicate great achievements. Yet a closer view reveals how far European renewables have to go, and what irrational choices are made to meet EU green energy quotas.
The Minimum Wage Can Never Be High Enough Ike Brannon 09/07/2014
The minimum wage is a facile non-solution for the complicated problem of poverty in America.
‘The American Banking System Might Not Last Until Monday’ Alex J. Pollock 08/23/2014
Learning from the crises you’ve forgotten.
Good News for U.S. Capital Markets Peter J. Wallison 08/08/2014
The FSOC’s decision to back away from SIFI designations has major implications for the regulation of ‘shadow banking.’
It's Time for Real Reform of Veterans' Health Care Joseph Antos 07/31/2014
The Miller-Sanders bill addresses the immediate crisis, but underlying structural defects must be corrected if we are to avoid more problems again soon.
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.
 
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