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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

Texas Economy Makes Rick Perry a Lefty Target

Perry has demonstrated that states grow with less, not more, government. That outcome by itself suggests that the left's efforts to destroy Rick Perry will not carry over to destroying the state itself.

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Tax Inversions Help, Not Hurt, the Economy

Tax inversions can result in a greater flow of income into the United States. A company such as Medtronic, which is in the process of inverting , can expand its American operations at lower cost than can its competitors.

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Employment

Texas Economy Makes Rick Perry a Lefty Target

Perry has demonstrated that states grow with less, not more, government. That outcome by itself suggests that the left's efforts to destroy Rick Perry will not carry over to destroying the state itself.

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How to Opt Out of Public Sector Unions

This week is National Employee Freedom Week, a nationwide effort of 81 groups in 45 states to raise awareness among public union employees that they can opt out of membership in their unions. 

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Energy

The Potential UK Energy Renaissance?

Prime Minister Cameron’s decision to go “all out for shale” is a welcome sign and will aid in reversing the trend away from energy independence. If done correctly, increased energy exploration will also help the economic recovery gain strength. 

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The U.S. Can Export Putin To His Knees

Increasing our exports of liquid natural gas would help Ukraine and our other allies who are dependent on Russia for energy. It would hit Russia where it hurts, in the wallet. It would also help the American economy.

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Finance

Tax Inversions Help, Not Hurt, the Economy

Tax inversions can result in a greater flow of income into the United States. A company such as Medtronic, which is in the process of inverting , can expand its American operations at lower cost than can its competitors.

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How to Stop Corporate Inversions and Make U.S. Businesses More Competitive

To stop corporate inversions, the United States needs corporate tax reform modeled off recent reform in the United Kingdom.

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Healthcare

World Frets About Ebola But Neglects Millions of Malaria Deaths

We are debating how we should allocate experimental drugs to treat Ebola.  But we have the means to reduce malaria—and we are not using it.

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“Just Win, Baby” The Politics of Obamacare

A pair of federal appellate court decisions sent Obamacare backers cycling through at least the first three stages of grief (anger, denial, and bargaining) over the likelihood of further unraveling of the health law. 

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Regulation

Consumers May Like Onions, But the FDA Doesn't

A proposed FDA rule would drastically increase costs for American onion farmers and consumers, without any improvement in public safety. Regulation for the sake of regulation is fast becoming the norm in Washington.

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Suddenly Every McDonald's Franchisee Is Worth Suing

An NLRB ruling means that McDonald's USA will be considered a joint employer in unfair labor lawsuits brought against its franchisees. The ruling could make it easier for labor unions to organize at franchisee restaurants.

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