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Actually, We May Have Two of the Least Qualified Presidential Candidates In History

When you balance the “qualifiers” with the “disqualifiers,” it isn’t clear that either candidate is really qualified, much less “the most qualified.” 

POLICYBYTES

The Right Way to Increase Social Security Benefits

There is a way to increase the Social Security benefits of perhaps half of those age 65 and older, and it involves cutting taxes, not raising them.

OP/ED

Abbott's Police Protection Act Is A Well-Intentioned Slippery Slope

OP/ED

The Democratic Convention Will Be a Buffet of Vote-Buying and Phony Promises

PRESS RELEASE

DoJ Lawsuits Sabotage Insurers' Ability to Survive Obamacare

PRESS RELEASE

'Covered California' Customers Another Obamacare Casualty

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A Picture of the Obama Economy

If a picture is worth a thousand words, so is a graph. We have compiled several graphs that convey a picture of the Obama economy, and it isn't pretty.

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Policy Wonks Podcast: Make America Healthy Again?

Dr. Merrill Matthews discusses the current state of the Affordable Care Act, rising premiums, and how the presidential candidates want to reform the system. 

Some Internet Language We'd Like to See in the GOP Platform

Language that would make clear the GOP is not in favor of expanding government's power to regulate and tax the Internet.

The Moral and Logical Vacuity of the Anti-Patent Crowd

In which Priti and I-MAK embarrass themselves.

Needed: Global Sugar Trade Liberalization, not Just a "Shakeup"

The "Sugar Industry Shakeup" described in a recent WSJ article will certainly change the global sugar industry, but true trade liberalization through a global agreement is the long term solution.



Classic Research

Puerto Rico: A History of Economic Problems

Puerto Rico's financial crisis and impending bankruptcy is at the forefront of policy news. This 2003 paper from IPI accurately forecasted economic problems for the territory and suggested a number of pro-growth economic reforms, which should still be implemented as part of the debt solution.

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