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Why Ed Gillespie is surging in Virginia – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

In the run-up to Virginia’s 2014 Senate election, Republican Ed Gillespie trailed Sen. Mark Warner (D) by double digits in almost every single public poll. Gillespie knew the polls were wrong, but to the GOP establishment, Warner seemed invincible, and as Election Day approached, the …

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Fortune 500 firms 1955 v. 2017: Only 12% remain, thanks to the creative destruction that fuels economic prosperity – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

What do the companies in these three groups have in common? Group A: American Motors, Brown Shoe, Studebaker, Collins Radio, Detroit Steel, Zenith Electronics and National Sugar Refining. Group B: Boeing, Campbell Soup, Deere, General Motors, IBM, Kellogg, Procter and Gamble, and Whirlpool. Group C: …

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Subsidizing reliable generation capacity: Is Mark Perry or Rick Perry wrong? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

I take a back seat to no one in my condemnations of subsidies and other policy distortions of state and regional electric power markets, a stance that I have maintained for decades. And so one might assume that I would have applauded my friend and …

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Gold Star controversy shows the spiral of political contempt is out of control – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

It is hard to imagine that our national descent into political contempt could get any worse than it did this week, when Congresswoman Frederica Wilson accused President Trump of disrespecting the pregnant widow of a fallen soldier during a condolence call, telling her that her …

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The President’s executive order: Less than meets the eye? – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The executive order (EO) signed by President Donald Trump on October 12 directs the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS), Labor, and Treasury to develop federal regulations that could allow new and less expensive health insurance options for employers and consumers. The EO marks a shift …

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Worried about populism? Restore integrity in politics – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The sizeable vote shares of the Free Austrian Party (20.5%) in this weekend’s parliamentary election, the far-right Alternative for Germany (12.6%) in the German federal election in September, and the narrow defeat of Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election in May (21.3% in …

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WHO honors Mugabe: yet another reason to cut its budget – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The new head of the World Health Organization Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus today addressed a conference in Uruguay. He announced that Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe since 1980, will be a goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe addresses the 72nd United Nations …

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Degrees of Opportunity: Lessons Learned from State-Level Data on Postsecondary Earnings Outcomes – The unintended consequences of Europe’s net neutrality law after one year

Key Points Despite a national emphasis on the role of the bachelor’s degree for economic success, many associate and certificate programs provide valuable routes into the middle class. Majors matter a great deal to postcollege earnings—no matter the degree level—and skills-oriented programs in health, engineering, …

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The unintended consequences of Europe’s net neutrality law after one year – The unintended consequences of Europe’s net neutrality law after one year

The EU’s law “laying down measures concerning open internet access” came into force in 2016. After a year with the law on the books, telecom regulators across Europe have submitted compliance reports to the supervisory Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) and the …

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Republicans, Stand Up for Health Freedom – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

While there is plenty of blame to go around for Republicans’ inability to repeal and replace Obama Care, the effort was all but doomed as soon as the GOP chose to fight on the wrong battlefield. Trying to pass a replacement through the budget process …

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