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How Bureaucrats Captured Government

John Steele Gordon
June 20, 2013

In this essay in AEI's The American online magazine, the author contends that the inevitable result of employees who cannot be fired is, of course, a federal workforce that, feeling

Were All Those Standardized Tests For Nothing? The Lessons Of No Child Left Behind

Thomas Ahn, and Jacob L. Vigdor
May 21, 2013

In this policy report on K-12 accountability, the authors contend that, the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) introduced the first nationwide annual standardized testing requirement for stude

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty

William Yeatman
June 24, 2013

In this AEI report, the author contends that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has started waging war on the American standard of living.

Rethinking the FHA

Joseph Gyourko
June 20, 2013
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has failed by any reasonable metric.

From Tinkering to Transformation: Strengthening School District Central Office Performance

Meredith I. Honig
June 10, 2013
The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 largely mandated that US school district central office leadership should hel

A Reform at Risk? The Political Realities of the Common Core

Ashley Jochim
March 25, 2013
Ashley Jochim writes in a paper prepared for an AEI conference, that the controversial "common core" are standards collaborated between the National Governors Association (NGA), the Council of Chie

Bootleggers and Baptists-The Education of a Regulatory Economist

Bruce Yandle
May 1, 1983

In this essay, Bruce Yandle--executive director of the Federal Trade Commission--makes an argument of the costly things government does when regulating business.

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The Wireless Craze, The Unlimited Bandwidth Myth, The Spectrum Auction Faux Pas, and the Punchline to Ronald Coase's "Big Joke": An Essay on Airwave Allocation Policy

Thomas W. Hazlett
January 1, 2001

In 1959 the Federal Communications Commission invited economist Ronald Coase to testify about his proposal for market allocation of radio spectrum rights.

Polls on Attitudes on Taxes, 2013

Karlyn Bowman, Andrew Rugg, Jennifer K. Marsico
April 8, 2013

With Tax Day around the corner, AEI’s polling analysis team has updated its work on public attitudes toward taxes.

Zycher Letter to Bicameral Task Force on Climate Change

Benjamin Zycher
February 13, 2013

Ben Zycher, a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, writes a letter to Congressman Henry Waxman and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in response to an inquiry they submitted to Dr.

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