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On Election Day twenty years ago, nearly 90% of those who voted cast their ballots in person. In 2012 according to the Census’s Current Population series, 67.5% did.
How and when people choose to vote has changed over time. Polls show how Americans view the voting process.
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Some claim that philosophy departments are a hostile place for women. The Factual Feminist, a former philosophy professor, checks the facts!
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Does money buy happiness? I don’t know, but it doesn’t much matter because U.S. retirees have both.
The US ranks third among high-income countries on measures of median retirement income and retiree happiness.
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They aren’t making any more land, at least on this planet. But technology is, in effect, increasing the long-term supply of land.
They aren't making any more land, at least on this planet. But technology is, in effect, increasing the long-term supply of land.
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For most retiree households wealth increases over the course of retirement. But why does this happen and what does it mean for retirees?
Despite worries that Americans aren't saving enough for retirement, retirement wealth is actually increasing.
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The President’s public polices do not match his rhetoric and concern for the working and middle class in the US. From his continued expansion of the federal regulatory state, to the reduction in economic freedom for entrepreneurs, to a nearly double digit “real” unemployment rate, to a GDP rate that has been less than half the 3 percent growth rate necessary to get the middle class back to work, his policies have left the average American worse off today than when he became president in 2009.
Since President Obama gave his first State of the Union Address, the percentage of Americans who consider themselves “middle class” has fallen from 53 percent in 2009 to 44 percent in 2014 – the most recent year the Pew Research Center asked this question. Team Obama has not forgotten the “shrinking middle class,” as evidenced by the fact that “security for the middle class” is a separate category on the White House website (located under the “Jo...
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He has put a heavy burden on small business's..which is one of the largest employers..wants to ruin US...working middle class...he has succeeded...
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Despite years of heated political rhetoric, dozens of symbolic votes in Congress, and a few near­-misses in the courts, the troubled health care program evokes the old Timex watch slogan: “It takes a licking but keeps on ticking.”
Although Obamacare continues to show symptoms of poor policy, conservative reform efforts must move pass mere calls for repeal and engage in a meaningful dialogue that seeks to limit the law's harm.
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Who was behind the Turkish military’s attempted coup on July 15, 2016? While there are no firm answers yet, AEI Resident Scholar Michael Rubin explores the three main suspects in 60 seconds.
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Rent too high? If only policymakers would allow market-based solutions to bring home prices and rents back in line with median incomes.
These are the most recent in a long history of ill-conceived policies that increase housing demand but do nothing about supply. The result: higher home prices and rents, particularly for low-income and minority households, the very ones these initiatives profess to help.
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One-third of people in poverty in America are children – 15.1 million in 2014. We know that work or the lack of work leads to poverty, but what is the relationship between employment and children in poverty?
Too many children are residing in nonworking or work-limited families. Two-thirds of poor children lived in a family with no full-time, year-round worker in 2014 (the most recent data), and 31% lived in a family with no working adults at all.
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Think the days of U.S. manufacturing are numbered and that our nation’s economy is becoming so-called service-based? Not so fast.
America's abundant and low-cost natural gas and electricity have more than offset higher labor costs in the U.S. and have contributed to the strongest profitability in a generation or more for U.S. manufacturers.
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A job is about more than a paycheck. It is about more than productivity and adding to the national income. Working is central to the flourishing life. One of the things sound public policy does is to help provide the conditions under which our fellow citizens can flourish, realize their whole human potential, and lead lives of dignity.
Michael Strain offers an array of conservative reforms to combat unnecessary regulation and improve poor employment prospects.
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