March 2021 opens with school districts steadily shifting to more in-person instruction

Since March 12, 2020, when the first statewide coronavirus school closures were announced by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine, we have become accustomed to the familiar story: the struggles of remote learning and conflict over decisions ....

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What economics lessons will America learn from the Biden boomlet?

By James Pethokoukis When President Biden signs the nearly $2 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, he’ll be signing a pretty popular piece of legislation. A whopping 76 percent of Americans support the American Rescue Plan, according ....

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Washington passes another mega-stimulus, but do we really understand the risks?

By James Pethokoukis Well, we’re off to the races. President Biden on Thursday signed the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief and stimulus bill. And while forecasts vary, it’s safe to say that the consensus is looking ....

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New research on the Paycheck Protection Program

By Michael R. Strain The Paycheck Protection Program was the most ambitious and creative fiscal policy response to the Pandemic Recession. Enacted by the Cares Act in March, PPP offered forgivable loans to businesses with ....

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