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Public Policy

Can Nuclear Energy Save Us from Climate Change?

If you want to understand the economics of the climate crisis, look no further than France and Germany. Despite its projected $580 billion investment in renewables by 2025, Germany records ten times higher greenhouse gas emissions than France. Meanwhile, French...

Enlightened Cooperation: Why Libraries Work When Welfare Doesn’t

Amidst a global pandemic and an economic recession, the American people are in need. Not just for human connection but also public assistance. Stimulus checks and unemployment benefits have led to mixed results and polarization threatens any further federal aid. It is...

Where Did Our Trust Go?

In my previous blog post, I made the argument that a free market system relies on relationships of trust in order to coordinate the abilities of producers to serve the real needs and wants of consumers. However, there is a non-trivial sense in the American public...

2019 AEI Summer Honors Program

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2020 SUMMER HONORS PROGRAM. The American Enterprise Institute’s Summer Honors Program is a series of educational and professional development opportunities in Washington, DC, for top undergraduate students. Students in the program...

The Benefits Cliff and Labor Supply: Lessons from Behavioral Economics

Standard economic theory relies on the assumption that we make choices rationally. Besides the disagreement surrounding the definition of rationality itself, there is growing evidence that suggests our behavior actually is not always rational. While it seems...