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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

Medicare

Dr. Krugman’s piece reaches incorrect conclusions about entitlement spending challenges “disappearing” based on incomplete information and analysis.

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Sanders And Rubio Share A Sweet Tooth

Sanders claims to hate corporate welfare. Rubio claims to love free markets. To prove their convictions, both candidates should reevaluate their support for a sweet program that carries bitter consequences.

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Employment

Workers Don't Do Better In Unions

Just in time for Labor Day, Labor Secretary Thomas Perez is resurrecting the old canard that workers do better in unions. His latest blog post uses misleading data to suggest that if workers were unionized, they would receive $200 more per week. Of course, anyone would want a $200 a week raise. That’s $10,400 a year. But the facts aren’t so simple.

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McDonalds

What the Board fails to note is that franchises and subcontractors have come about as the most efficient way of providing particular services.

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Energy

Hurricane

It was as predictable as sunrise that climate advocates would use the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for propaganda purposes.

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Pipeline

Which is safer for transporting oil and gas—pipelines or rail?

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Finance

Challenging the Fed in Jackson Hole

As the stock market waited anxiously through the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole Summit this weekend for clues to future monetary actions, another conference was held just miles away. The American Principles Project, a conservative non-profit, hosted the conference, and participants and speakers did not hide their worry over how the Fed’s unprecedented actions will harm future economic prosperity.

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Fed

If I were a Fed official, I would give greater weight to the markets' consensus forecast than to the predictions of an econometric model.

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Healthcare

Pink Pill

Allowing Medicare to be able negotiate drug costs is feasible and could be used to offset increases in drug costs due to takeovers.

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Planned Parenthood

A ban on federal funding for abortions still leaves room for taxpayer support of abortion.

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Regulation

Challenging the Fed in Jackson Hole

As the stock market waited anxiously through the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole Summit this weekend for clues to future monetary actions, another conference was held just miles away. The American Principles Project, a conservative non-profit, hosted the conference, and participants and speakers did not hide their worry over how the Fed’s unprecedented actions will harm future economic prosperity.

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Sanders And Rubio Share A Sweet Tooth

Sanders claims to hate corporate welfare. Rubio claims to love free markets. To prove their convictions, both candidates should reevaluate their support for a sweet program that carries bitter consequences.

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