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At e21, we use a broad definition of “economic policy.” Our analysis covers both macro and micro issues across a variety of policy areas, including the budget, national debt, financial markets, banking, housing, health care, infrastructure, and entitlements – just to name a few.

Budget

Sanders And Rubio Share A Sweet Tooth

Sanders claims to hate corporate welfare. Rubio claims to love free markets. To prove their convictions, both candidates should reevaluate their support for a sweet program that carries bitter consequences.

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As Americans head off for summer vacation, few are planning on going by train. Travelling by train simply does not make sense for most people. But a private transportation company in Florida, Florida East Coast Industries, is investing in a high-speed rail system called All Aboard Florida that would connect Miami and Orlando along the Atlantic coast.

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Employment

McDonalds

What the Board fails to note is that franchises and subcontractors have come about as the most efficient way of providing particular services.

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Immigration

The Fourteenth Amendment states that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States …”  

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Energy

Pipeline

Which is safer for transporting oil and gas—pipelines or rail?

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CPP

Inconsistencies in the new EPA rule.

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Finance

China

In economics, there is lots of room for difference of opinion, and although Mr. Trump is entitled to his own opinion, he is not entitled to his own facts.

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Westerlies

Policy makers may find that the prevailing Westerlies - the winds blowing from east to west in the middle latitudes - are just too strong and decide, once again, to table any change in interest rates.

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Healthcare

Pink Pill

Allowing Medicare to be able negotiate drug costs is feasible and could be used to offset increases in drug costs due to takeovers.

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Planned Parenthood

A ban on federal funding for abortions still leaves room for taxpayer support of abortion.

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Regulation

Sanders And Rubio Share A Sweet Tooth

Sanders claims to hate corporate welfare. Rubio claims to love free markets. To prove their convictions, both candidates should reevaluate their support for a sweet program that carries bitter consequences.

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Childcare

New evidence shows that such regulation is making child care far more expensive than necessary, to the detriment of the children and parents it aims to help.

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