Economy & Budget

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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The challenge: Reaching 350 million youth worldwide

There are over 350 million young people worldwide who are not in school, training or regular employment.  Many face challenges to their futures similar to those faced daily by several million American 16 to 24 year olds — crumbling schools,...

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The innovation economy: America’s path forward

The American people and our economy have come a long way from the recession President Obama inherited seven years ago. We went from hemorrhaging 700,000 jobs a month, to an unprecedented 73 consecutive months of private sector job growth. ...

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Break down tax, trade barriers to help small businesses win

Washington often talks about small businesses being the “foundation of our economy.” While this may make for great stump speeches, it’s also absolutely true. Small businesses are an integral part of the US and global economy and that is the...

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