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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

As Congress mulls over a temporary patch for the Highway Trust Fund, President Obama is addressing infrastructure construction with his Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative is not the ordinary big government program.

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Growing federal debt still looms large over long-term budget projections. On Tuesday, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released its 2014 Long-Term Budget Outlook, which showed higher levels of debt over the next decade.

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Employment

Paul Ryan's New Upward Mobility Plan

Scott Winship's take on Paul Ryan's new plan to expand upward mobility. The War on Poverty aspired not simply to move people above an arbitrary threshold by putting cash in their pockets...

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Hungry office workers in DC can get lunch at $6 a day with guaranteed 20 minute delivery, thanks to innovative entrepreneur Asad Yusup, founder of MunchQuick.

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Energy

As Congress mulls over a temporary patch for the Highway Trust Fund, President Obama is addressing infrastructure construction with his Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative is not the ordinary big government program.

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Traffic Jam/Atlanta

The Highway Trust Fund, which has a projected 10-year deficit of $172 billion, is due to run low in July, and if nothing is done the administration will have to reduce funding for states for transportation projects beginning August 1.

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Finance

Shadow Federal Reserve

A classic question resurfaced last week during Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress: should interest rates be set according to a simple rule? 

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Dual Equities Pricing System Would Be A Boon to Job Creation

The U.S. initial public offering market is back. What has not recovered, however, is the number of new and smaller companies going public. Of the 165 IPOs so far this year, less than 7 percent were valued below $50 million.

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Healthcare

Obamacare Halbig v. Burwell

Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has the potential to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act by disallowing premium subsidies for those enrolled in the 36 federal health care exchanges.

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A miracle drug can cure Hepatitis C without side effects. But complex rules and restrictions may keep it from those who need it.

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Regulation

Dual Equities Pricing System Would Be A Boon to Job Creation

The U.S. initial public offering market is back. What has not recovered, however, is the number of new and smaller companies going public. Of the 165 IPOs so far this year, less than 7 percent were valued below $50 million.

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Hungry office workers in DC can get lunch at $6 a day with guaranteed 20 minute delivery, thanks to innovative entrepreneur Asad Yusup, founder of MunchQuick.

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