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March 11, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Immigration Reform and U.S. Economic Performance

As the United States works to rebound from the economic downturn and improve global competitiveness, the debate over immigration reform intensifies. Six experts weigh in on how to reform the U.S. imm…

May 18, 2018

Drug Policy
Understanding the Opioid Epidemic

Speakers examine the growing opioid epidemic in the United States and compare global responses to opioid addiction, discuss the effects on the U.S. economy and labor force, and explore potential medi…

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July 3, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Chesapeake Energy’s 1 Percent Tax Rate

Over its 23-year history, Chesapeake Energy has paid taxes that amount to only 1 percent of its pretax profits (Bloomberg). The company—a leader in shale gas development—has benefited from a century-…

A natural gas drilling rig operates outside Rifle, Colorado (George Frey/Courtesy Reuters).

October 10, 2012

Education
The Immigrant Exodus: Why Washington Needs to Listen

I had the pleasure of hosting an event last week for Vivek Wadhwa to discuss his important and troubling new book, The Immigrant Exodus. Wadhwa, an entrepreneur turned scholar, has done more than any…

Entrepreneur turned scholar Vivek Wadhwa (Courtesy Wadhwa.com).

September 11, 2012

Education
Latino Immigrants and Entrepreneurialism: A World of Opportunity

If there’s any issue in the immigration debate on which there is a broad consensus, it is that everyone wins when immigrants come to the United States and start new businesses. Successful entrepreneu…

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May 22, 2012

Education
Peter Thiel and the Great College Debate

Should more Americans go to college? I would have thought the answer is an unequivocal yes. The evidence is overwhelming that college graduates have lower unemployment rates, earn far more money, and…

Co-founder of PayPal Peter Thiel speaks during a news conference in Washington in October 2011 (Yuri Gripas/Courtesy Reuters).

February 1, 2013

Education
Education: Do International Test Scores Matter?

We’ve all seen the headlines: American students are far from stellar performers on international tests. Whether it’s the OECD’s oft-cited gold-standard PISA test on math and reading, the TIMSS test o…

A preschooler on his first day of school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Bazuki Muhammad/Courtesy Reuters).

January 20, 2012

Education
Why Manufacturing Will Not Lead a Jobs Recovery

The White House has recently been trumpeting the small signs of revival in U.S. manufacturing. After shedding more than 2.2 million jobs since 2007, U.S. manufacturers have added about 330,000 jobs o…

A Toyota automaker employee moves an engine at the Toyota assembly line in Huntsville, Alabama (Carlos Barria/Courtsey Reuters).

February 28, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Restructuring the Chinese Economy

A new report from the World Bank says China will have to make structural changes to its economy and society in order to prolong growth for the next two decades, writes Keith B. Richburg for the Washi…

A security guard stands in front of an electrical board displaying stock information at a brokerage house in Huaibei

May 8, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Chicago Combats Rail Congestion

The New York Times discusses the importance of Chicago to the U.S. rail network and an infrastructure investment program to reduce delays and chokepoints. The effects will be felt far beyond Chicago;…

Burlington Northern Santa Fe trains make their way through a rail yard in Chicago in November 2009. (John Gress/Courtesy Reuters)