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Efficiency can cost education – What to Do: Policy Recommendations for East Asia on North Korean Missile Test

There are very good reasons to resist (or at least be skeptical of) efforts to drive “efficiency” in public education. One of the biggest reasons is that any attempt to maximize efficiency automatically elevates – some might say inflates – the role of performance metrics. …

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Is systemic risk a Dodd-Frank fallacy? – What to Do: Policy Recommendations for East Asia on North Korean Missile Test

As Treasury Department officials review the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s designation process, they should also reexamine how the Dodd-Frank Act defines systemic risk. The FSOC’s duty to identify “systemically important financial institutions” has been hamstrung by Dodd-Frank’s flawed concept of systemic risk, which confuses symptoms …

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South Korean election 2017: Challenges facing new president Moon Jae-in | In 60 seconds – What to Do: Policy Recommendations for East Asia on North Korean Missile Test

    What challenges confront newly-elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in? AEI’s Dan Bluemnthal describes the dilemmas facing South Korea, from Kim Jong-un to a fraught partnership with Japan. Continue Reading....

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How much is Saudi Aramco worth?

Saudi Aramco has announced its intention to sell up to 5 percent of itself to investors as part of a larger plan by the House of Saud to diversify the Saudi economy through government investments in some group of industries yet to be specified. It …

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NAFTA and the Art of the Deal: Part II

So here we are a week after the dustup on President’s Trump threat pull out of NAFTA — since aborted temporarily — and multiple press judgments (viz., The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times). Most of these accounts …

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School choice research is not a weapon

Last week, researchers for the Institute of Education Sciences issued new findings on the District of Columbia school voucher program. The evaluation showed that students who received a voucher did 7.3 percentage points worse on math than students who didn’t, while reading scores were not …

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Trump vs. press: What do Americans think?

President Trump skipped the annual White House correspondents dinner Saturday night, the latest in the ongoing feud between the president and the media. In her latest report and corresponding op-ed, AEI’s Karlyn Bowman distills the polls to see how Americans feel about the Trump-media tensions: …

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Mitch Daniels shows how higher-ed reform can be entrepreneurial

It’s widely accepted that traditional colleges and universities are ripe for some kind of disruption. Their expense is out of control, and the nation’s outstanding student debt is now more than $1 trillion. About half of students arriving on campuses need to take remedial courses, …

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The past 100 days have been a disaster — for Democrats

Let’s face it: The past 100 days have been a disaster . . . for Democrats. While much ink has been spilled in the past week assessing President Trump’s first 100 days in office, the Democrats’ abysmal performance has largely escaped scrutiny. So let’s review their record. …

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Iran and Russia Upgrade Cooperation

The Russian-Iranian relationship may very well be the most significant diplomatic romance of the 21st century. The accompanying excerpt from the joint statement between Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Russian President Vladimir Putin taken from Rouhani’s official website details a broad range of issues covered …

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