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Issues


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

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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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Affirmative action has been around for decades. But what is its track record on actually helping minorities?

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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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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

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Many have compared the Eurozone to Bretton Woods. In a new paper, Michael Bordo proposed a better analogy.

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Monetary policy has been out of alignment for some time now -- intentionally so, as FOMC Chair Yellen confirmed during her recent testimony.

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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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