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Posted: 2019-04-17 19:04:28
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Much has been written on the worrisome trends in Americans’ faith and participation in our nation’s democracy. According to the World Values Survey, almost 20 percent of millennials in the U.S. think that military rule or an authoritarian dictator is a “fairly good” form of government, and only 29 p...
Posted: 2019-04-17 15:07:41
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Should governments be free to set fiscal policy as they see fit, or should their decisions be constrained by numerical fiscal rules, like the European Union’s rules that debt should be less than 60 percent of GDP and the deficit lower than 3 percent of GDP? And if governments are to be constrained, ...
Posted: 2019-04-17 13:00:59
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Economists are hotly debating many topics, including: the real story on middle-class incomes, the extent and trajectory of income inequality, and the distributional impact of President Trump’s tax law, known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).Scholars produce different answers to questions about th...
Posted: 2019-04-16 19:30:36
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By now, you’re probably familiar with America’s infrastructure challenge. From clogged roads, to unsafe pipes, to limited broadband access, the list goes on. Concerns over infrastructure affordability, reliability, and overall investment also remain a constant. And despite potential infrastructure s...
Posted: 2019-04-16 19:15:14
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During elections on April 9, Arab political parties in Israel narrowly escaped a catastrophic defeat at the polls, as historically low voter turnout threatened to reduce—and possibly even eliminate—their political representation in the Knesset. A late surge in the final hours of voting, which brough...