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At e21, we use a broad definition of “economic policy.” Our analysis covers both macro and micro issues across a variety of policy areas, including the budget, national debt, financial markets, banking, housing, health care, infrastructure, and entitlements – just to name a few.

Budget

As Congress mulls over a temporary patch for the Highway Trust Fund, President Obama is addressing infrastructure construction with his Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative is not the ordinary big government program.

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Growing federal debt still looms large over long-term budget projections. On Tuesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which showed higher levels of debt over the next decade.

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Employment

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Affirmative action has been around for decades. But what is its track record on actually helping minorities?

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Thomas Piketty’s best-selling “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” has given policy makers and pundits a renewed excuse to call for the redistribution of wealth and higher taxes. But it is time for the French economist to move out of the limelight.

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Energy

As Congress mulls over a temporary patch for the Highway Trust Fund, President Obama is addressing infrastructure construction with his Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative is not the ordinary big government program.

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The Highway Trust Fund, which has a projected 10-year deficit of $172 billion, is due to run low in July, and if nothing is done the administration will have to reduce funding for states for transportation projects beginning August 1.

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Finance

Monetary policy has been out of alignment for some time now -- intentionally so, as FOMC Chair Yellen confirmed during her recent testimony.

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The Fed is close to hitting its inflation and unemployment targets. So why is it so afraid to tighten up the monetary spigot?

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Healthcare

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A miracle drug can cure Hepatitis C without side effects. But complex rules and restrictions may keep it from those who need it.

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The last round of oral argument in the most serious legal challenge to Obamacare’s insurance coverage subsidies ended over three months ago.  Now the courthouse watch for a final ruling in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has neared a fever pitch.

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