Economy & Budget

We must protect open and fair aviation competition

The planes are painted in the national colors of Norway, their tails decorated with pictures of famous Norwegians. Emblazoned on the fuselage in bold print is the airline’s name, Norwegian. You buy your tickets at Norwegian’s website to fly on...

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Overregulation: undermining America's economic engine

The overarching theme so far this election season has been widespread economic anxiety among Americans. Candidates in both parties have traced it to stagnant wages and incomes resulting from global competition, the rise of technology and other...

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An unconstitutional oversight board for Puerto Rico?

After months of endless hearings in Congress, agonizing negotiations and shuttle diplomacy back and forward to San Juan and Washington, Puerto Rico’s monumental default on its debt is here.

On Monday, Puerto Rico defaulted on the debt...

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Proposed overtime changes: too much for higher ed

Any day now, the U.S. Labor Department is expected to overhaul federal overtime rules in a way that the higher education community knows will have unintended negative consequences for our institutions, their employees and the students we serve....

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Cost recovery measures continue to boost economy

For more than six decades cost recovery allowances in the federal tax code have allowed businesses to make strategic investments to improve their capacity and efficiency. Known often as accelerated depreciation, policies like the Modified...

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