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Students at Princeton University finally received meningitis vaccines this week after the Centers for Disease Control ruled that they could be given a vaccine as yet unapproved by the Food and Drug Administration. The strain of the disease affecting the campus, the B serogroup, is rare and no FDA-approved vaccine protects against it.
ReactionEconomic policy debates in the 21st century evolve quickly and part of e21's mission is to provide a forum for around-the-clock reactions. In this section, you can find posts from leading economists, scholars and writers on what's happening in the global economic landscape.
Detroit's bankruptcy has provoked a considerable amount of debate about how the municipal bond market is changing. The city's emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, has even declared that he would treat a chunk of Detroit's general obligation bonds, traditionally considered the safest local debt, as unsecured borrowing.
In-Depth Researche21 spotlights and directly supports new research that's necessary to develop innovative economic policy solutions for the 21st century. This section highlights in-depth research papers from a range of academics, economists and thinkers across the political spectrum, fostering creative nonpartisan policy solutions to pressing economic concerns.
The federal deficit is a huge public policy problem that must be understood, confronted, and solved. Federal deficits run in these last five years dwarf any precedent in U.S. post-world-war history. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO)’s latest projections warn that without legislative corrections, deficits will rise to untenable levels with severe consequences for our economic well-being.