Economy & Budget

Why we need to move past “recap and release”

Recently there have been calls to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the GSEs) to suspend their future payments owed to the U.S. Treasury and allow them to rebuild capital.  These calls are reported to have been spearheaded by hedge fund...

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Hello, stranger!

Would you actually get into a stranger's car in the middle of the night? Possibly even in a foreign city? Just hoping that the person really is giving you a ride and not taking you for a ride? Isn't that exactly what your mom always told you not...

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Railroad investments spur economy and improve safety

A new study from Towson University’s Regional Economic Studies Institute recently released by the Association of American Railroads confirms that railroads significantly benefit the U.S. economy.  The Towson report found that in 2014, the...

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How Congress can keep America’s top talent in tourism

Tourism has grown to be one of the United States’ most important industries, with one in nine U.S. jobs depending on it. Travel employment increased for the tenth month in a row this past April, according to an U.S. Travel Association...

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Fiscal responsibility: focus on what really matters

If you weigh 200 pounds, are you overweight?

Maybe.

If you’re five feet three inches tall and lack muscle, the answer is probably yes.

If you’re six feet three inches and lift weights, the answer is probably no....

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Commonsense reforms for child nutrition

When it comes to helping students succeed, there are few things more basic than making sure they eat well at school. Ultimately, this is supposed to be the job of every parent. However, when it’s somehow...

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