Morning Ebrief
September 12, 2018

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

Should Congress Enact Universal Savings Accounts?
Daniel Di Martino, E21

Republicans in Congress are aiming to revamp savings with the introduction of Universal Savings Accounts (USAs) for all Americans as part of the Family Savings Act of 2018. The bill would expand existing tax-free savings accounts such as 401(k)s, IRAs, and 529 College Savings Plans, and it would create USAs as a new type of account for all purposes with a $2,500 annual contribution limit. The chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee expects to have the bill ready for a floor vote this month. Read more here....

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Is cryptocurrency too volatile?

YES  Why I’m a Crypto Skeptic – Paul Krugman, New York Times
NO  5 Things Krugman Gets Wrong About Crypto – Tomer Federman, Venture Beat

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

Public Opinion 10 Years After the Financial Crash
Karlyn Bowman, AEI
 
Elizabeth Warren’s Corporate Illogic (subs.)
Richard Epstein, Wall Street Journal
 
Why Aren’t We Seeing the Healthcare Equivalent of a Tax Revolt?
Hunt Lawrence & Daniel Flynn, American Spectator
 
Ethanol Demand Destruction Is Fake News
Joanne Shore, RealClearEnergy
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