Join us at AEI as a panel of leading contemporary scholars of political philosophy explore the importance of economic liberty through the perspectives of some of the greatest thinkers in Western civilization and discuss why these thinkers’ insights matter for current public policy discussions.
A lively and informed discussion was held at the American Enterprise Institute on March 20, 2014 on the question: Is the Federal Reserve a philosopher king or servant of the treasury? Alex Pollock, a frequent contributor to Law and Liberty and participant in the AEI discussion, offers here in condensed form the arguments and the instructive history presented.
Congress regularly weighs policy reforms that affect our national economic mooring for decades, but the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is limited in its official scoring to a 10-year budget horizon. It’s time to give the agency tasked with estimating the cost of Congressional policy proposals the resources it needs to...
Tax season is over for all but the greatest procrastinators among us. Two-thirds of taxpayers are celebrating their forthcoming refunds while tens of millions of others have grudgingly written a check to the IRS.
Piketty's argument rests on several assumptions that deviate from previous research, and the case for his poliucy recommendations has not been made.
Based on fairness concerns, there’s a strong case for making the tax system more marriage neutral by shifting to individual rather than family-based taxation, and for providing increased support to low-income individuals without children.
Since the financial crisis in 2008, central bankers and bank regulators world-wide have repeatedly called for controls on "shadow banking." But if bank regulators get their way, much of the U.S. financial system will lose its capacity for risk-taking as well as its dynamism, innovativeness and flexibility. And the U.S. economy would not be any safer.
At this event, Chancellor George Osborne will explain the coalition government’s approach to economic policy and discuss the UK experience, which is particularly relevant for current US debates over fiscal policy, monetary policy, and tax reform.
Join us at AEI as the Right Honorable Liam Fox sits down with Marc Thiessen to discuss and debate whether America’s intelligence agencies have infringed on the personal privacy of US citizens.
How can young people succeed in workplaces dominated by curmudgeons who are judging their every move? At this AEI book event, bestselling author and social scientist Charles Murray will offer indispensable advice for navigating the workplace, getting ahead, and living a fulfilling life.