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Activate Your Thinking.
The Intellections series brings you 60-90 second animations that engage your intellect and clarify public policy concepts.
As the world continues to shift toward low-carbon energy sources, a closer look makes it clear that nuclear power has to be included in order to reduce carbon emissions.
State and local governments all around the country have failed to set aside enough money to pay for the pensions they’ve promised to workers in the public sector.
Recently, Congress has been threatening the rule of law by shifting power to federal regulators through the use of waivers and licenses.
The rule of law is another way of saying that laws, as they are written, are applied equally to everyone.
The United States could boost its economy if it rebalanced its immigration system to allow entrepreneurial immigrants into the country.
We should support free trade like we support new technology, because they have the same kind of impact on society, jobs, and the economy.
Regulatory capture occurs when regulatory agencies become dominated by the industries they are charged with regulating, which harms consumers and stifles competition.
A revenue neutral carbon tax would automatically encourage consumers and producers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon.
The ability to switch internet service providers today offers consumers far greater protection than heavy handed regulation tomorrow.
Marginal tax rates – how much someone is taxed on the next dollar they earn – affect how much people work, save, and invest.
The administrative state is the collection of federal agencies, regulators, and rule makers that have become a powerful, unelected, and unaccountable part of the government.
New infrastructure in America should be built to be resilient to the natural disasters we are likely to face this century.
Payroll taxes pay for less of Social Security and Medicare than you might think.
The conversation on climate change should shift to estimating the costs and benefits of proposed policies.
What makes cyber threats different from traditional national security threats?
Charter schools are leading the way in improving public education in America, especially for students who are traditionally underserved.
There are five kinds of cyber threats that could have serious national consequences.
Charter schools are granted the flexibility to operate in exchange for accountability of their students’ achievement.
Long-run economic growth depends on the skills of workers, and math and reading proficiency are good predictors of those skills.
If we want to see better results in our schools, we need more flexibility on how we hire, reward, and retain great teachers.
Find out why offensive speech is not a form of harm that is prohibited as a limit on free speech.
The First Amendment guarantees your freedom of speech, as long as you don’t engage in force, fraud, or defamation.
Increased energy efficiency has had a greater effect on America’s energy consumption than all the growth in solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and nuclear energy combined.
The critical feature of a monopoly is its ability to prevent others from offering competing products or services.
Making empty threats in foreign affairs threatens national security and destroys credibility.
Economic growth has slowed way down. Here’s why that matters.
Reforming health insurance in this country begins with redefining our understanding of what insurance is and what it supposed to cover.