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Economic Issues

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...

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The U.S. is taking another step to repeal the outdated oil export ban...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


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