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August, 2015

 

Lack of transparency in the Fed: AEI’s Kevin Hassett on Fox Business Networks’ ‘Varney & Co’

Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute talks about uncertainty in the market and how the Fed may be responsible on Fox Business Networks’ ‘Varney & Co.’ Source: New AEI Feed Lack of transparency in the Fed: AEI’s Kevin Hassett on Fox Business Networks’ ‘Varney & Co’


Discussion on 2016 presidential race: Ornstein on MSNBC Live

Resident Scholar Norman Ornstein discusses the 2016 presidential race on MSNBC Live. Source: New AEI Feed Discussion on 2016 presidential race: Ornstein on MSNBC Live


Is the GOP falling out of love with supply-side economics?

Is this true, I wonder? From the Wonkblog reporter Matt O’Brien:   A few thoughts: 1.) Some policies Donald Trump is talking about are clearly contrary to what most Republicans think of as “supply-side economics.” Raising trade barriers and investment taxes are two that most immediately come to mind. I mean, classic, 1980s-style supply-siders blame the Great Depression on 1930s protectionism, after all. But we’ll see if Trump’s tax plan more or less adheres to the idea that lowering marginal tax rates is the single most powerful economic level at the disposal of policymakers. I am guessing it will be a big taxRead More


Donald Trump’s evolving positions: Ponnuru on Fox News’ ‘Special Report’

AEI’s Visiting Fellow of Society and Culture, Ramesh Ponnuru, offers insight into Donald Trump’s conservative principals — or lack thereof — and what the candidate’s flip-flopping could mean going forward. Source: New AEI Feed Donald Trump’s evolving positions: Ponnuru on Fox News’ ‘Special Report’


Amazon and America: A report on workplace cultures

Earlier this month, the New York Times created a firestorm with a description of what it’s like to work at Amazon, one of America’s most successful companies. The reporters described a brutal workplace culture where employees work long into the night, are pushed to their limits and beyond, and sabotage their colleagues’ performances. CEO Jeff Bezos pushed back, writing to his employees, “I don’t recognize this Amazon and I very much hope you don’t, either.” Readers responded with more comments than the Times had ever received for a single story. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos demonstrates the Kindle Paperwhite during Amazon’sRead More


Is America forgetting American values?

Khadija Ismayilova, an Azerbaijani journalist working for the congressionally funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, has been sitting behind bars in Baku since December and faces up to 19 years in prison. With the number of journalists jailed around the world surging, a case like hers hardly seems like news these days. According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, last year 221 journalists were locked up, an increase of 10% on the previous year and the second-highest number since CPJ began keeping track of such data in 1990. But Ismayilova’s case deserves special attention for what it reveals aboutRead More