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The SALT deduction and the cartelization of the compound republic – Ep. 87: Googlenomics – AEI

The deductibility of state and local taxes from the federal income tax base — the SALT deduction — is likely to be limited under the tax legislation now being negotiated between House and Senate conferees. My colleague Stan Veuger recently expressed some ambivalence about the …

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FCC to vote on net neutrality rules tomorrow – Ep. 87: Googlenomics – AEI

Tomorrow, the five Federal Communications Commissioners (FCC) vote on the proposed repeal of the Obama-era net neutrality rules. It is expected that the vote will be 3-to-2 in favor of Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal proposal which favors instead “light-touch” regulations that require Internet Service Providers …

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Ep. 87: Googlenomics – Ep. 87: Googlenomics – AEI

The Wall Street Journal has described Hal Varian as the Adam Smith of Googlenomics. As the tech giant’s chief economist, he revolutionized Google’s business strategy, and is known now as perhaps the most prominent skeptic of America’s official, sluggish productivity numbers. He joined the podcast …

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It’s time to revamp Medicare ACOs – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Medicare Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) were created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to improve the efficiency of the networks of hospitals and doctors that deliver services to Medicare patients and thereby lower the government’s costs. So far, however, ACOs haven’t produced any savings for …

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Putin’s re-election 2018 | In 60 seconds – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

  With Vladimir Putin set to be re-elected in 2018, what do we know about where he plans to steer Russia? While Putin’s election campaign promises to go in one direction, his actions tell a different story. AEI’s Leon Aron gives his take on the …

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Europe’s next crisis may be one of solvency – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Sir, A critical mistake that the International Monetary Fund made in its initial handling of the 2010 Greek sovereign debt crisis was its failure to recognise that Greece had a solvency rather than a liquidity problem. In championing the creation of a European Monetary Fund …

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A limited, energetic government – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Eleven months later, Washington is still reeling from the election of President Donald Trump. Politicians, operatives and interest groups, the media, intellectuals and writers — everyone is trying to find his footing in this new and unexpected political environment. Continue Reading....

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The world’s scariest emerging market economy—Welcome to America – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

  According to a Wall Street joke, the longest river in the emerging market countries is De Nile. However, looking at the United States economy today, especially after the September 2008 Lehman-bankruptcy crisis and the November 2016 election of Donald Trump as president, one has …

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Sharpening America’s soft power – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Power in contemporary international affairs is probably best thought of as the ability of one state to influence the actions of another. It is inherently intangible and reliant on perception. Lately, authoritarians around the world have increasingly aimed to “pierce, penetrate, or perforate the political …

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Why China won’t rescue North Korea – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

US officials have long agreed with Mao Zedong’s famous formulation about relations between China and North Korea: the two countries are like “lips and teeth.” Pyongyang depends heavily on Beijing for energy, food, and most of its meager trade with the outside world, and so successive US administrations …

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