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American Enterprise Institute Tries to Hide Runaway CEO Pay

Leave it to the right-wing neoconservatives at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) to defend the indefensible: runaway CEO pay levels. Last week, the AFL-CIO’s Executive Paywatch website announced that S&P 500 company CEOs made on average $13.5 million in total compensation in 2014, an amount equal to 373 times the average production and nonsupervisory worker’s pay.

Tom Stossel Attempts to Debunk the Conflict-of-Interest "Myth"

Yesterday, I interviewed Thomas P. Stossel, M.D., visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, about his new book, PharmaPhobia, and his call to action against the "Conflict of Interest Movement," which he claims undermines American medical innovation. Show More Summary

Experts Debunk WSJ's Favorite Report On Cost Of Federal Regulations

For three years running, The Wall Street Journal editorial board has championed an annual report by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) claiming that federal regulations are a "hidden tax" that cost Americans almost two trillion dollars every year and nearly $15,000 per household. Show More Summary

Thompson: Robert Putnam and Ending the Education Civil War

The conservative Fordham Institute's A Conversation with Robert Putnam foreshadows the way that our education civil war could end. Fresh from his conversation with President Barack Obama, Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute, and E.J. Show More Summary

Slack's New Podcast: "'This American Life' Meets 'Office Space' Meets 'Monty Python'"

Can a podcast make you love enterprise software? For a Silicon Valley phenom, Slack has an atypically low-key personality. Yes, its goal—getting the busy people of the world off email and into a more modern and efficient form of teamwork—is audacious. Show More Summary

A Culture of Volunteered Accountability: What if the Problem is Us?

Accountability is apparently a big problem. A 2013 survey of leaders by AMA Enterprise, a division of the American Management Association reported that: 11% of survey respondents said more than 50% of their employees shirk responsibility. 21%...Show More Summary

The Law of Averages

While the AFL-CIO conducts class warfare, Mark J. Perry of the American Enterprise Institute shows why it is firing blanks.

Randi Weingarten: Sleight of Hand Artist - Part 2

This article was originally posted on Schools Matter on April 22nd. Due to formatting problems some may have found it difficult to read. It is therefore being reposted due to its importance. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. Show More Summary

The American Sports Columnist

"I've gotten letters asking me why I'm always picking on 'Our Team.' I write back asking how come you're picking on a writer from 'Our Newspaper?' Do you root for General Motors? Well, the ball club is a business enterprise as is General Motors. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush praises book by notorious ‘Bell Curve’ race theorist Charles Murray

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Charles Murray, a scholar at the right-wing American Enterprise Institute, is most known for his book The Bell Curve, which argued that intelligence differences among racial groups explaining inequalities in America. It is widely regarded as an attempt to justify racism using pseudo-science. This...

Georgetown to College Republicans: Uh, Can You Edit That Sommers Lecture, Please?

If there’s one thing that’s true, Christine Hoff Sommers of the American Enterprise Institute invites all the trigger warnings when she comes to...

Reimagining Reaganomics

Jim Pethokoukis at the American Enterprise Institute writes that the flat tax “would raise taxes on middle-class and working-class families and the poor, and worsen some of [the] worst anti-growth aspects of the current code. If the flat tax is the answer for Republicans, what the heck is the question?” The question, I suppose, is […]

Cox Enterprises Invests In Diabetes Management Platform Rimidi

By the year 2050, one in three Americans will have Diabetes. To help relieve the anxiety and simplify the management of diabetes. Cox Enterprises has announced a strategic investment in Atlanta-based Rimidi, a digital health company focused on diabetes and other chronic conditions. Show More Summary

North American Enterprise Revenues Hold Up Level 3’s Q1

Level 3 Communications posted its earnings report for Q1 2015 this morning, beating expectations slightly on earnings per share and coming in just under the street's view on revenue.  EBITDA and free cash flow were both strong, and the company raised guidance for both. Here are their numbers in some context with a few thoughts:... [visit […]

Oil Prices Slide Amidst Unprecedented Build-Up in US, EU Crude Reserves

Global crude valuation slid amidst the news that many American and European energy enterprises have accumulated large amounts of oil, hoping to sell their reserves at once at a higher price, while global traders are awaiting greater oil price fluctuations to make their profits.

Late Night Open Thread: Another Win for Private Enterprise

On the one hand, good riddance (we can hope) to an inhumane and thoroughly worthless “policy”… Families of American hostages who communicate with foreign kidnappers or raise money and pay ransoms will no longer have to fear prosecution for aiding terrorist groups, a White House-ordered advisory group on U.S. Show More Summary

Randi Weingarten: : Sleight of Hand Artist - Part 2

By Ken Derstine April 22, 2015 The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) is one of the oldest and most influential of the pro-business right-wing think tanks. It promotes the advancement of free enterprise capitalism,...Show More Summary

Are Republicans still going to talk about entitlements?

Jim Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute raises a red flag: A few quick facts on entitlement spending: (a) CBO projects federal spending on Medicare and Social Security over the next 25 years will rise by roughly 3 percentage points of GDP,  to 11% from 8%; (b) an aging US population will be the prime […]

Heroin is a White-People Problem: Bad Medicine, Economic Rot and The Enterprising Mexican Town That Turned the Heartland on to Black Tar

The new American junkie is white, suburban or rural, and got hooked on Xalisco's product and personalized service If you happened to live near a certain clinic in Portsmouth, Ohio, in the early 2000s, you might find yourself regularly answering your doorbell to people asking to buy your urine. Show More Summary

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