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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

Shining a Light on the University of Phoenix

"Bring on the data," was the message echoed loudly by representatives of for-profit colleges at a recent event on the sector hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a conservative think tank. That same day, the UniversityShow More Summary

Chris Matthews Destroys Neocon's Arguments Against Iran Deal

Chris Matthews took apart all of the nonsensical objections to Obama's negotiations with Iran with a few pointed questions to Michael Rubin from the American Enterprise Institute (aka Koch Industries Thinkers, Inc. We begin with theShow More Summary

Republicans need to do more to combat poverty

Angela Rachidi of the American Enterprise Institute writes, “Unemployment is at the lowest level since 2008, but it is still not back to a pre-recession level of 4.6%. And labor force participation remains a concern. At 62.7% in March 2015, it is still far below the March 2006 rate of 66.2%. What does this mean from a […]

'Back to Cranks'

David Warsh: Back to Cranks: When John Makin, an economist long associated with the American Enterprise Institute, died last week, reporter Nick Timiraos gave him a gallant send-off in The Wall Street Journal: “Economist Who Elevated Think-Tank Discourse.” Makin, 71,...

Video of the Day: “Are you or anyone you know under the spell of WAW?”

Over at conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute (AEI) this week, resident gender scholar and (not so) “Factual Feminist” Christine Hoff Sommers warns us about a new form of gender-based oppression that prevails today — an issue so common, social scientists have given it a name: the Women are Wonderful phenomenon (WAW for short).  You can watch the […]

Remembering John Makin

The American Enterprise Institute community was deeply saddened when Arthur Brooks’s email arrived on Monday morning. In it, we learned that our beloved and eminent colleague, John H. Makin, had passed away. John was among the most talented people I have ever met. Show More Summary

Really Stupid People

It's amazing watching a one-noter like Tom Cotton try to turn every issue back to Iran and our need to blow up Iran and rebuild it as an annex of the American Enterprise Institute. Cotton told Wolf Blitzer that whatever is happening to gays and lesbians in Arkansas, at least they don't "hang you for the crime of being gay" like they do in Iran.

John H. Makin, influential economist at AEI, dies at 71

John H. Makin, an economist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who spent more than a decade as an adviser to the U.S. Congressional Budget Office and Treasury Department, died March 30 in New York City. He was 71.Read full article >>

AEI's Self-Analysis of Why CorpEd Is a Loser

Great post below by Philadelphia patriot, Ken Derstine: I have stumbled onto this amazing video from a panel at the American Enterprise Institute (look at this link) on February 5, 2015. This is a spawning center of neoliberalism! This is the corporate education reformers talking to the choir. Show More Summary

Adanna Duru, Eliminated From American Idol, Thanks The Voice

Adanna Duru was one of two contestants voted off American Idol by the viewers of the reality singing competition show, The Press Enterprise reported today. Duru, a student at the University of California, Riverside and Maddie Walker received the lowest votes of all the contestants on American Idol. Show More Summary

Putting People to Work Is a Good Thing -- And a Good Investment

George R. Roberts, the co-founder of investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., recently wrote a piece in The Wall Street Journal about how social enterprise business entities are putting millions of Americans back to work. Those...Show More Summary

Gotham Casts ‘Newsroom’ Actor Chris Chalk as Lucius Fox

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Finally, a spot of good news for the most villain-packed fictional city in American history. Wayne Enterprises tech expert Lucius Fox is set to debut on Fox’s Gotham late this season, played by The Newsroom actor Chris Chalk. More on...Show More Summary

Americans Officially Spend More at Restaurants Than Grocery Stores

Over $50 billion was spent at restaurants in January 2015. Americans are spending an increasing amount of money at restaurants. According to data gathered by the American Enterprise Institute, Americans typically spent more on groceries than dining out, but that is set to change in 2015. Show More Summary

Hernando De Soto Revolutionized The World's Thinking On Poverty

``Nicholas Eberstadt, an American Enterprise Institute expert on economic development, lauds de Soto for demonstrating how property rights -- often disparaged by left-leaning intellectuals as an instrument of the privileged -- help the...Show More Summary

Obamacare case began when conservative lawyer saw possible flaw in law

2 months agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

The case that comes before the Supreme Court on Wednesday with the potential to unravel President Obama's landmark healthcare law began in a conference room at the American Enterprise Institute, a few blocks from the White House and the K Street corridor.

Chilling comment on Adam Liptak's NYT piece on the South Carolina employment benefits lawyer who focused attention the statutory text that might wreck Obamacare.

Liptak's article about Thomas M. Christina is titled "Lawyer Put Health Act in Peril by Pointing Out 4 Little Words": “I noticed something peculiar about the tax credit,” he told a gathering of strategists at the American Enterprise Institute.... Show More Summary

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