American Enterprise Institute

Not so Modest: Pension Benefits for Full-Career State Government Employees

Andrew Biggs
March 24, 2014

The average benefit for a full-career state government employee is roughly twice the $19,000 figure claimed by AFSCME, and in some states substantially higher.

Only a Private Housing Finance Market Can Produce Stability

Peter J. Wallison
December 12, 2013

In this policy paper, the author notes that in the last half-century, U.S. government backing for the housing finance market has consistently produced cycles of boom and bust.

Big Farms Are About to Get Bigger

Blake Hurst
December 11, 2013

In this post that appeared in The American, Blake Hurst writes that nothing is more important in agriculture than place. But that may soon change.

Road Pricing and Asset Publicization: A New Approach

R. Richard Geddes
December 10, 2013

In this policy study, Richard Geddes writes that the United States faces major challenges related to the funding of transportation infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, and tunnels.

When Nudge Comes to Shove

Lee Harris
November 13, 2013

In this article that appeared in the American, Lee Harris notes that Obamacare is simply old-fashioned social engineering dressed in trendy new clothing — and as such, it is des

E-Rate, Education Technology, and School Reform

Frederick M. Hess, Bror Saxberg, and Taryn Hochleitner
October 22, 2013

In this education outlook for AEI, the authors write that over the past two decades, US presidents, governors, CEOs, and journalists have trumpeted technology’s power to transform schools.

The Joys of Oligopoly

Nick Schulz
January 10, 2013

In this post at AEI on the freedom and innovation of the internet (that was also posted at the The Wall

Hawaii Anti-Gmo 'Corruption' Scandal? Genetic Literacy Project Investigation Underway

Jon Entine
September 3, 2013

In this article, Jon Entine accounts for a rancorous debate going on in Hilo over genetically altered fruit.  He writes that, 

Blowing Down the Windy City

Michael Auslin
August 2, 2013

This article that also appeared at National Review Online, Michael Auslin asserts that Chicago

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