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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...

U.S. Loosens Longtime Ban on Oil Exports

The U.S. is taking another step to repeal the outdated oil export ban...

How Do Firms Respond to Quality Disclosure Requirements?

While quality disclosure is important for consumers to make informed decisions, investigating how the data is collected reveals that firms are not operating as efficiently as possible...

The Impact of Youth Employment on Academic Performance

Summer jobs for youth improve grades, according to an NBER study...

Train Derailments on the Decline Despite Recent Spate of Accidents

Passenger train derailments have decreased from 113 in to 2001 to 58 in 2014...

Misperceiving Inequality

Economic inequality is often based on perception, not reality...

Crude Oil Export Restrictions

Removing crude oil export restrictions would lead to increased investment in crude oil production and increases in employment...

Where Paychecks Stretch The Most, And Least

The real value of a $15 minimum wage depends on where you live...


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