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Economic Issues

Patent Reform Meets Renewed Opposition

Business organizations want to avoid unintended consequences of patent reform...

Dollars and Sense

In Europe, generous welfare benefits and high marginal tax rates create the perfect incentive for people to stay on the dole, according to new study...

Has Tribal Gaming Been a Boon for American Indians?

American Indian tribes have benefited from casino operations...

The U.S. Foreclosure Crisis Was Not Just a Subprime Event

Prime mortgage foreclosures surpass the number of subprime ones...

Why Congress Should Pull the Plug on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve is ineffective in countering price spikes...

Ex-Im's Working Capital Programs Benefit Big Businesses and Banks

Large, politically connected firms were the primary beneficiaries of U.S. Export-Import Bank policies...

Canada's Affluent Middle Class At-Risk

Move over America: the Canadian middle class is now the most affluent in the world...

2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity

Decades of policies undermining families and communities have taught neighbors to depend on the government rather than each other...

Nonlinear Pricing with Competition: The Market for Settling Payments

Competing payments settlement systems could be combined into one...

Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries

Student debt has doubled since the recession to $1.19 trillion...


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