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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...

SNAP to it: Restoring Work Requirements Will Help Solve the Food Stamp Crisis

Restoring work requirements will help solve the food stamp crisis...

EXIM Charter Renewal Up For Congressional Debate

EXIM operations could lead to further debt and further reliance on the government...

The Accumulation of Regulatory Restrictions Across Presidential Administrations

The cumulative effect of regulatory increases by successive presidents is a near-doubling of total regulatory restrictions, from about 580,000 when President Carter took office to about 1,070,000 in 2014...

The Price Effects of Cash versus In-Kind Transfers

Villages in rural Mexico that received boxes of food instead of cash experienced a 4 percent decline in prices...

$15-hour Minimum Wage Could Harm America's Poorest Workers

Many employers will be very reluctant to pay high wages to workers with modest skills...


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