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This issue brief compares projected savings from drilling in presently restricted offshore zones, savings under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and the projected savings from the fuel efficiency schedule proposed by Senator Obama. The issue brief projects savings through 2027,...
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As state governments face budget gaps of tens of billions of dollars in FY2009 and FY2010, this issue brief calculates the potential detrimental effects of state budget cuts on unemployment. While Congress considers a national economic recovery package, this issue brief highlights the fact that...
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This study produces calculations of the amount of money being dispersed by the government to the 16 primary dealers and investment banks who qualify to borrow through the special lending facilities created in the last year by the Federal Reserve Board under the assumption that each borrows in...
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This paper finds that the United States fares worse than Europe on a range of social and economic indicators, including most measures of poverty, health, education and crime.
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This report summarizes the individual, corporate and renewable energy tax and benefit provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The summary lists current provisions, how these would change under the ARRA in both the House and Senate versions, and the costs of these provisions...
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This paper continues a debate over the extent of economic and social progress in Venezuela that began with an article in the March/April 2008 issue of Foreign Affairs. This article argued that “a close look at the evidence reveals just how much Chávez's 'revolution' has hurt Venezuela's...
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This paper looks at allegations against the government of Venezuela in Foreign Affairs' recently published article, "An Empty Revolution: The Unfulfilled Promises of Hugo Chávez" (March/April 2008), in light of available data. It shows that some of the allegations are altogether wrong, and...
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This report gives a background to the debate on privatizing Social Security. It debunks the myth that a crisis is looming, and explains that with no changes whatsoever, benefits can continue well into the future.
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This paper discusses the environmental implications of four economic issues: U.S. vs. European models of development; "free trade"; falling birth rates; and the cost of reducing climate change.
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Bolivia's new government has a good chance to deliver on its promises to reverse the country's long-term economic failure and help the poor. This report analyses Bolivia's external public debt and debt relief, grants and foreign borrowing, and trade.
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