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Armenia’s president’s power grab failed. Vladimir Putin may want to take notice. – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Call it the “Putin shuffle.” The president of Armenia tried the now-familiar switch from president to prime minister and it spectacularly failed. What started as a protest movement by a few thousand students ended with over a hundred thousand Armenians pouring into the streets, shutting …

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A bright spot on civics education – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

This month, lackluster reading and math scores from the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released. Often called “The Nation’s Report Card,” NAEP showed that fourth- and eighth-graders have made little to no gains in either subject since 2015. Indeed, the stalled NAEP …

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The truth about China’s currency – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The United States and China are waging a trade war of words, where phrases like “coerced technology transfer” and “25 percent tariff” are tossed around but nothing actually happens. Another mostly empty phrase is “currency devaluation.” China won’t devalue the yuan against the dollar, for …

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Vargas Llosa’s painful goat stew – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Mario Vargas Llosa, the 2010 Nobel laureate in literature, tried to keep a dictator from rising to power through more direct action than writers usually engage in. He was defeated in the 1990 Peruvian presidential election by Alberto Fujimori who, as president, would carry out …

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How high-income taxpayers respond to tax rates matters for revenues and welfare – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

How taxpayers will respond to tax changes, and in particular higher tax rates, is often a matter of debate in policy circles. The answer to this question matters primarily because of its implications for tax revenues, but it also has implications for the welfare effects …

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Arthur Vandenberg: Man in the middle of the American century – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

On this AEI Events Podcast, AEI hosts Mr. Hendrik Meijer from the Netherland-America Foundation to discuss Meijer’s new biography of Sen. Arthur Vandenberg, “Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century” (University of Chicago Press, 2017). Podcast (aei-events-podcast): Download Sen. Arthur H. …

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An excerpt from ‘Suicide of the West’ – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom …

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The Elasticity of Taxable Income in the Presence of Intertemporal Income Shifting – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Abstract: Knowing the elasticity of taxable income (ETI) is crucial for understanding the effects of taxation on taxpayer behavior and consequently on tax revenues. Previous research finds that high-income individuals are the most sensitive to tax policy changes. However, these individuals have more opportunities to defer …

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Philip Morris stock tanks: How much is due to public health reticence about new products? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Tobacco company Philip Morris (PM) missed revenue targets last week and gave weak guidance on its new product sales in Japan. As a result the stock fell 17%. While the size of the fall may be an overreaction, it raises a couple of questions not …

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Mr. Macron goes to Washington – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

France’s President Emmanuel Macron, who is arriving on a state visit to the United States on Tuesday, stands out among European leaders in several ways. One is his ability to work with Donald Trump at a time when most Europeans are harboring deep suspicions toward …

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