Stan Veuger is a resident scholar at AEI. His academic research focuses on political economy, and has been published in The Quarterly Journal of Economics. He writes frequently for popular audiences on a variety of topics, including health and tax policy. He is a regular contributor to The Hill, The National Interest, and U.S. News & World Report. Before joining AEI, Dr. Veuger was a teaching fellow at Harvard University and Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He was a 2012-2103 National Review Institute Washington Fellow, and he is a board member of The Altius Society and of the Washington, D.C. chapter of the Netherland-American Foundation. He is a graduate of Utrecht University and Erasmus University Rotterdam, and holds an M.Sc. in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, as well as A.M. and Ph.D. degrees, also in Economics, from Harvard University. His academic research website can be found here.
The Cash for Clunkers program was an Obama administration initiative that was meant to provide economic stimulus by encouraging families to purchase newer and more energy efficient vehicles. New research shows that the program actually had the opposite effect as spending on new cars declined by $3 billion.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was supposed to ensure that those who like their health insurance plan would be able to keep it. However, many employer-based plans, covering millions of Americans, will undergo significant changes or even disappear.
Without a doubt, exciting new technologies, including in robotics, 3-D printing, and gene therapy, are impressive. Blood markers and the ability to reengineer genetic DNA have achieved fantastic breakthroughs. Nanotechnology and biotechnology have improved living standards significantly.
Resident Scholar Stan Veuger talks to CBC Radio about the overestimates of productivity lost to the World Cup and benefits that can be derived from bringing together a workplace community to watch a game.
Ann Coulter is, at her best, a provocative and entertaining performance artist. Unfortunately, there are times when her poststructuralist reasoning falls short of insightful analysis. An excellent example of such a time comes from last week, when she dedicated a column to soccer.
Advances in fields as diverse as nanotechnology, information technology and global supply chain management hold the promise of unprecedented levels of prosperity for humanity as a whole, but they have led to widely held concerns about the future of the middle class in the West.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the administration have consistently spouted lies and half-truths about the IRS scandal. The latest development in the controversy is that crucial emails have conveniently gone missing - is there any reason to believe that it is, as the administration claims, a mere accident?