5 questions for Nicole Gelinas on American cities and the pandemic

As Americans adjust to the coronavirus pandemic, what long-term changes to life in the American city should we expect? And what sorts of policy measures should be taken to account for these changes? Nicole Gelinas ....

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Leave the tax treatment of business meals and entertainment alone

Back in April, President Donald Trump expressed his support for expanding the deductibility of business meals and entertainment. The president argued, in a tweet, that restoring the old deduction would help the restaurant and entertainment ....

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Is humanity prepared to handle catastrophic threats? My long-read Q&A with Toby Ord

As technology progresses, we find that our advancements offer may protections against some existential risks while creating new ones. So what are the odds that we are living in the last century of human history? ....

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AEI housing market indicators, July 2020

Slides · Methodology The American Enterprise Institute’s Housing Center released its monthly update to the AEI Housing Market Indicators on July 1st, 2020. This month’s main takeaways include: Week 26 continues weeks’ 21-25 strong upward ....

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On Independence Day, believe in America

On its 244th birthday, America is in bad shape. Millions are without work in the worst economy since the Great Depression. Rather than petering out, the coronavirus is resurging with a vengeance. America is not ....

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Shedding more light on hospital bills, part I

Last week, federal district court judge Carl Nichols handed the Trump administration a rare legal victory in its continuing efforts to change the Affordable Care Act (ACA) through newer rulemaking and regulatory revisions. The court ....

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Ignore the hullabaloo about rebate payments to the dead

Last week, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a 400-page report assessing the implementation of legislation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report’s most eye-catching finding was that, as of April 30, the IRS had ....

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