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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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On Earth Day, let’s appreciate fossil fuels – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

On Earth Day, according to various advocates, “events are held worldwide to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s natural environment.” As we observe the annual environmental event on Sunday of this week, it might be a good time to appreciate the fact that Americans …

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Earth Day review: Public opinion on global warming – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise

For Earth Day 2018, we decided to highlight a few key survey trends from the Gallup Organization and Pew Research Center that provide an idea of how Americans think about a hot topic in polling on environmental issues: global warming and climate change. Most people …

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Foreclosing the foreclosure argument in AT&T/Time-Warner merger – Foreclosing the foreclosure argument in AT&T/Time-Warner merger

After five grueling weeks, the Department of Justice’s challenge to the proposed merger between AT&T and Time-Warner reached a milestone of sorts on Tuesday with the government resting its case. The centerpiece of the government’s argument has been the model and analysis of economist Carl …

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