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August Washington Post Columnist Would Like A Little Fcking Decorum Please

Your Wonkette was just looking at the Facebook, like we do, and we saw an article our friend had posted, written by some dork named Michael R. Strain, who is a “resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.” Already, we knew we were in for excessive vapidity, masquerading as Important Letters. Show More Summary

Thompson: Russo's Disheartening "Eight Lessons for Funders and Grantees"

Almost every paper presented at the American Enterprise Institute’s conference, Is the ‘New’ Education Philanthropy Good for Schools?, made me somewhat more hopeful that the Gates Foundation, at least, will learn and back off from insisting that stakes be attached to standardized tests, and start down more promising policy paths. Show More Summary

US oil production is still going through the roof (USO, OIL)

US oil production is still surging. The boom in US shale oil production is one single factors that's been most responsible for the collapse of oil prices since mid-2014. And via Mark Perry at the American Enterprise Institute, oil production in January was at the highest monthly level since October 1973 – 41 years ago. Show More Summary

AEI Scholar: End Obamacare, and if People Die, So What?

Rarely will you see the inhuman heartlessness of the conservative viewpoint so well expressed as in this freakishly horrible piece by American Enterprise Institute "scholar" Michael Strain: End Obamacare, and People Could Die. That's Okay. It's difficult to know where to start with a morally perverted piece like this. His point...

Actual op-ed headline: 'End Obamacare, and people could die. That's okay.'

Not according to Michael R. Strain. Making the case that it's okay if repealing Obamacare kills people appears to be the new front in pro-repeal arguments. The American Enterprise Institute's Michael R. Strain takes that one to the op-ed...Show More Summary

Gasoline is now cheaper than sparkling water in U.S.

Gasoline is cheap. So cheap that a gallon of gas costs 89 cents less than a gallon of sparkling water, and more than $1 less than a gallon of Pepsi, according to economist Mark Perry with the American Enterprise Institute. “When gasoline is the cheapest liquid you buy (except maybe for some bottled water),” Perry […]

Budget Snapshot: Average Annual Defense Spending by Administration

Christopher A. Preble In a speech at the American Enterprise Institute yesterday, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry lamented the effects of the Budget Control Act’s spending caps: “the plummeting readiness levels,...Show More Summary

Hunter Newby, Amerimar launch new carrier hotel provider Netrality Properties

Hunter Newby and Amerirmar Enterprises have advanced their position in the colocation and carrier hotel market by forming Netrality Properties, a company that owns and operates carrier hotels in the North American market.

Hibernia wraps North American network expansion, adds six new routes

Hibernia Networks is now ready to offer its growing base of enterprise and carrier customers service on six new long haul fiber routes located in the Northeast region of the United States.

This picture should alarm minimum-wage proponents

By James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute I recently pointed to a new NBER working paper from Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither of the University of California, San Diego, that suggests the 30% increase in the average effective...Show More Summary

DeBlasio blows it on poverty also

In case you thought New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio’s worst misstep was his dealings with the police (starting with his opposition to stop and frisk), consider what he has done to welfare. Robert Doar of the American Enterprise Institute and Fried Siegel of the Manhattan Institute explain: “From 1994–2009, work rates for single mothers rose […]

?The Worst American Sportswriting Of 2014

2 months agoSports : Deadspin

Sportswriting as an enterprise is doing just fine, and there are any number of fine year-end wrap-ups celebrating the best work by the best people in our profession. But where's the fun in that? Here, in no particular order, are the worst sports things we read this year, every one of them special in its own particular way. Read more...

Here's How Many Minutes Of Work It Takes To Buy 100 Miles Worth Of Gas

Mark Perry at the American Enterprise Institute published this chart last week that puts the impact of low gas prices into very interesting perspective. He looked at the effect of lower gas prices, combined with average fuel use andShow More Summary

Nubeliu Is Bringing The Private Cloud To Latin America

2 months agoTechnology : TechCrunch

Private cloud enterprise solution Nubeliu has raised a seed round from Latin American powerhouse investors Kaszek Ventures in the “couple of millions,” according to a source close to the company. Storm Ventures and MercadoLibre (NASDAQ: MELI) founder and CEO Marcos Galperin also participated in the round. Read More

MOAR American Enterprise Institute-Quality Thought: Live from the Association for Research and Enlightenment

We here are all old enough and wise enough to know that, whenever somebody's opening bid is blaming-the-victim rather than blaming-the-perpetrator, the primary goal is not to help keep future potential victims from becoming victims. The primary goal is, rather, to keep victims in their place--and perpetrators in theirs. Show More Summary

Study: Minimum wage hikes made the Great Recession worse for low-skill workers

By James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute More evidence the economic impact from raising the minimum wage is hardly as benign as supporters contend. Far from it, in fact.

On This Day 18 Years Ago, Alan Greenspan Warns Of "Irrational Exuberance"

December 5th 1996: After rising 210% off the 1987 crash lows, Alan Greenspan speaking at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, asks: "But how do we know when irrational exuberance has unduly escalated asset values, which then...Show More Summary

Beyond Obama

Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute writes: At an annual gathering of government, business, academic, and civil-society leaders from democratic nations here, one theme emerged clearly: The world has moved beyond Barack Obama. Show More Summary

Viard: Moving Away From the Realization Principle

Alan D. Viard (American Enterprise Institute) & Moving Away From the Realization Principle, 145 Tax Notes 847 (Nov. 17, 2014): Viard describes the realization principle’s flaws and the federal tax system’s incremental movement toward mark-to-market taxation.

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