Mark J. Perry is concurrently a scholar at AEI and a professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan's Flint campus. He is best known as the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem. At AEI, Perry writes about economic and financial issues for American.com and the AEIdeas blog.
The Obamas and the Bidens released their 2012 tax returns on the White House blog today.Now that Biden’s tax returns are coming under public scrutiny, he and Dr. Jill Biden seem to be feeling a bit more charitable than the former, rather uncharitable Senator Joe Biden, whose tax returns probably received little attention, if they were even released at all.
To grasp the importance of the revolutionary change in oil and gas drilling sweeping across the United States -- and its significance for our economy -- just consider how far behind the rest of the world is lagging.
On Tuesday night, President Obama delivered his fourth State of the Union address, and declared his positions and proposals on a variety of issues from entitlement and immigration reform to minimum wage hikes and gun control. AEI scholars watched the State of the Union and weighed in on key issues.
Michigan's labor unions are counting on your memory failing, come Nov. 6. They want voters to forget the state's grim history with public sector unions and vote in favor of Proposal 2, a ballot initiative that would create a constitutional right for these unions to bargain collectively. As such, a...
It has been six dreary years since the U.S. housing bubble peaked, and there are finally suggestions that the housing market has at long last bottomed out. But has it? If so, what are the financial and public policy implications? And Europe’s bubble: how much longer will its sovereign debt and banking crisis drag on, and how much worse will it get?
Recent advances in drilling technologies have unleashed a boom in domestic natural gas production. The United States may have more than 100 years' worth of gas reserves, and perhaps much more, including large untapped resources in Michigan.