Bob Benmosche, the chairman of AIG, is no fool. Interviewed on CNBC last week, he was asked whether he was concerned that his firm might be designated as a Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI) by a council of federal regulators … read more
In a new AEI book, “Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing,” three professors — Edd S. Noell, Stephen L. S. Smith, and Bruce G. Webb — explore the benefits of growth and address common concerns regarding how growth … read more
When policymakers respond to a perceived market failure (whether real or imagined) with “reforms” that instead create government failure, they tend to leave the overall economy much worse off — except for a few well-connected people and firms. The 2010 … read more
In a new AEI book, “Economic Growth: Unleashing the Potential of Human Flourishing,” three professors — Edd S. Noell, Stephen L. S. Smith and Bruce G. Webb — explore the benefits of growth and address common concerns regarding how growth … read more
This new video from AEI’s Values & Capitalism project tells the story of young entrepreneurs in Honduras who are seeing first-hand the impact of economic growth. It makes the case that if we truly care about the poor, we’ll seek to create new economic opportunities for those in need. read more
The gap between the competitive realities of the mobile broadband market and the anachronistic, industrial policy mindset of Federal regulators has never been more baldly on display than over the past few days. On Friday, April 12, the Department of … read more
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made headlines for passing a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in New York City (A judge halted the ban, but the mayor is seeking an appeal). The purported goal behind the ban … read more
Love Thatcherism or hate it, intellectual honesty demands acknowledgement that the UK economy reversed the horrific relative decline that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. This chart is hard to ignore: But the Left is loathe to give Thatcherism much … read more
“My job is to stop Britain going red.” – Margaret Thatcher, Nov. 3, 1977. But the former UK prime minister, who died today, did far more than that. The Iron Lady reversed decades of statist policies that had turned Britain … read more
Michael J. Sandel recently published a book titled “What Money Can’t Buy – The Moral Limits of Markets.” An entire chapter – about 20% of the book – discusses the intrinsic evil of the sale of “naming rights” that entitle … read more
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