Morning Ebrief
March 10, 2017

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

Entitlements Driving Washington to Trillion-Dollar Deficits
Brian Riedl, E21

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released the “The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027.” This annual report provides the federal government’s most comprehensive analysis of the current state of federal spending, taxes, and debt. It also provides a framework within which to analyze the President’s budget proposal and upcoming Congressional legislation. The news is not good. Read more here...

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Is it worse to be poor in America than elsewhere?

YES  Poor in Bangladesh or the Mississippi Delta? –  Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic
NO  Angus Deaton Misses the Mark on American Poverty – Tim Worstall, Forbes

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

U.S. Jobs and Wages Show Solid Gains in Trump’s First Month
Patricia Laya, Bloomberg
 
GOP Hard-Liners’ Obamacare Incoherence
Avik Roy, Washington Post
 
The Real Cause of Coal’s Collapse
Mark Perry, US News & World Report
 
Large Metros Monopolize Job Growth
Justin Fox, Bloomberg View

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