Kartel Policy – A through M

Nancy Pelosi Gets Economics Lesson At Georgetown

When she made an appearance there, a student gave her an economics lesson she probably never expected and just as possibly never wanted. Justin Caruso of The Daily Caller reported that the student told her of the tax cuts Congress recently passed, which Rep. Pelosi …

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J. D. Vance Dissed at Appalachian Studies Association

The author of Hillbilly Elegy, the New York Times bestseller about growing up in Appalachia, was disrupted in an appearance at an Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) conference. “This session took place during the final day of the 2018 Appalachian Studies Association conference,” according to a …

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Socialist Students at CUNY Demand Elimination of ROTC Program from Campus

A student socialist group at City University of New York (CUNY) demanded that the university eliminate the university’s ROTC (Reserve Office Training Corps) program because war-fighters should be fighting war, not be on a college campus. The Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) demanded that …

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Beyond the hype on artificial intelligence: The reality of intelligent infrastructure and human augmentation – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

The current wave of popular interest in artificial intelligence (AI) began with warnings from Elon Musk, the late Stephen Hawking, and several alarmist books, such as “Our Final Invention” by James Barrat, which argued that once we invent AI, it will invent everything else. In …

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A warning on health-care price setting as envisioned by AB3087 – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

When tasked with explaining the United States’ exceptionally high spending on health care, a prominent economist was famously succinct: It’s the prices, stupid! Assembly Bill 3087 takes this lesson to heart by proposing direct state regulation of health-care prices. Soberingly, all but one prior effort at this …

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How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students

Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation’s “report card,” was released. It’s not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only …

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How Trump Should Define Success in Syria – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

Give credit to Donald Trump for a moral clarity that eluded his predecessor about the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians. The president stood by his word and didn’t tolerate the Syrian dictator’s use of weapons of mass destruction. But while the …

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Kanye West’s Shoutout to Conservative Commentator Underscores Need for Civility, Respect

Everyone is making a big deal about rapper Kanye West’s admiring tweet about conservative Candace Owens after another one of her provocative comments went viral. “I love the way Candace Owens thinks,” West tweeted Saturday morning in the first of a string about paying attention …

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EPA Chief Scott Pruitt Moves to End Reliance on ‘Secret Science’

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt proposed a new rule Tuesday aimed at bolstering the role of science in developing regulations. Pruitt announced the change at an event at the Environmental Protection Agency’s headquarters that was closed to The Daily Signal and other press. It could, however, …

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Here’s What May Lie Behind North Korea’s Latest Moves

Welcome news from North Korea—it used to be a rarity. But Pyongyang’s announcement that it will stop nuclear tests, intercontinental ballistic missile launches, and close a nuclear test site is just the latest in a rapid-fire series of unexpected developments on the Korean Peninsula this …

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