American Enterprise Institute

Filling The Gap: Less-Skilled Immigration In A Changing Economy

Madeline Zavodny, and Tamar Jacoby
June 10, 2013

In this policy study, the authors note that immigration reform is back on the agenda in Washington, and one of the most disputed questions, this year as in past immigration debates, is whether the

The Role Of Political Science And Political Scientists In Civic Education

James W. Ceaser
August 8, 2013

UVA professer James Ceaser writes that civic education in America today is widely said to be in trouble.

We're No. 1 — In Public Employee Pay

Andrew G. Biggs
August 12, 2013

In this article that also appeared at National Review Online, Biggs

Capital Income Taxation: Reframing the Debate

Alan D. Viard
July 26, 2013

In this economic perspective from AEI, the author asserts that although capital income taxes penalize saving and slow long-run growth, the federal tax system imposes multiple such taxes.

The Uncertain Dangers of the Volcker Rule

Charles W. Calomiris
July 22, 2013

This article in The American at AEI notes that, 

Taking Charge: A State-Level Agenda for Higher Education Reform

Andrew P. Kelly, Daniel K. Lautzenheiser
July 8, 2013

Reform-minded state policymakers have an opportunity to remake their higher education systems for the 21st century, but it will not be easy.

‘Carbon Pollution’ and Wealth Redistribution

Benjamin Zycher
June 26, 2013

In this posting, the author notes that no crisis should go to waste, an eternal truth highlighted in bold by a purported climate change apocalypse that is now the target of actions newly proposed b

How Bureaucrats Captured Government

John Steele Gordon
June 20, 2013

In this essay in AEI's The American online magazine, the author contends that the inevitable result of employees who cannot be fired is, of course, a federal workforce that, feeling

Were All Those Standardized Tests For Nothing? The Lessons Of No Child Left Behind

Thomas Ahn, and Jacob L. Vigdor
May 21, 2013

In this policy report on K-12 accountability, the authors contend that, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) introduced the first nationwide annual standardized testing requirement for stude

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty

William Yeatman
June 24, 2013

In this AEI report, the author contends that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started waging war on the American standard of living.

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