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Fed Chair Powell must find a sustainable way to raise interest rates to prevent President Donald Trump’s expansive budget policy from causing the US economy to overheat.
New documentary series on the revival of free enterprise and entrepreneurship in Cuba, the ‘most creative startup scene on the planet’
A new nine-episode video documentary — ‘Startup Cuba’ — investigates the revival of entrepreneurship and private enterprise in Cuba, the grittiest and most creative startup scene on the planet.
Today, I chat with Grom Social founder Zach Marks about the idea behind his kid-friendly social media platform and the importance of online responsibility.
In the future, much of our speech will be policed by our robot overlords. Political leaders will need to get involved in the regulation and administration of how these AI systems will work. And which company will have the loudest voice in the drafting of these new rules? If history is any guide, the obvious answer is . . . Facebook.
“Big Tech” may be monopolistic, but by the standards of consumer welfare, it is one of the best things to happen to the American economy in decades. Hence the quandary.
Thanks to a bipartisan effort, the world’s largest online child sex bazaar is shuttered, many of its executives are under indictment, and sex trafficking victims can finally get justice in court.
Bob was a generous and steadfast supporter of AEI, dedicated to the Institute’s mission of maintaining free markets and upholding a strong national defense. The Robert H. Malott Library at AEI’s headquarters serves as a reminder of his legacy and enduring impact.
The Facebook revelations create an opportunity to rethink internet polices for today’s world. It’s time for Congress to step up to the task.
Although cohabiting Hollywood couples present an unusually glamorous model of unmarried family life, their path into family formation is not as unusual as it once would have been.
The Trump administration has blundered further into populism with a union-endorsed proposal to tie NAFTA rules of origin provisions to wage rates in Mexico.
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.
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.