Category: Economic Trends

The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Democratic governors urge Congress to avert 'disastrous' ObamaCare premium hike

A group of Democratic governors is calling on Congress to avert what they call “disastrous” ObamaCare premium increases for next year, as lawmakers search for a solution in their economic…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

California will offer health insurance to all undocumented immigrants

Story at a glance California will offer state-subsidized health insurance to all undocumented immigrants starting 2024.  The state recently began expanding its Medi-Cal program, offering state-subsidized health insurance to those…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Kazakhstan holds the keys to a new geopolitical balance in Asia

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, global geopolitics is shifting rapidly. While the U.S. successfully shaped a unified response to Russia’s aggression, it is overlooking a critical piece…

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Mercatus Center | June 29, 2022

Krugman on the Effects of a Hot Economy | EconLib

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Two-thirds of small business owners expecting higher revenue despite inflation concerns

Two-thirds of small businesses expect to increase their revenue over the next year and 43 percent percent plan to hire more staff, the highest figures in two years, according to…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Republicans need independent voters — and a pragmatic new approach

As a lifelong Republican and political junkie, I have read for some time about the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H. It has been serving all-day breakfasts since 1922 and…

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Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) | June 29, 2022

Lebanon: financial crisis or national collapse?

Lebanon is experiencing an economic and financial crisis that seems to have begun with the outbreak of major demonstrations in October 2019. During those three to four months, a population…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Why are laws so long and complicated?

Americans often complain that our laws are too complicated, with many statutes running to dozens or even hundreds of pages of dense language. When the late Herman Cain was briefly…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

DNC launches digital ad campaign hitting Republicans on abortion

The Democratic National Committee launched a five-figure digital ad buy on Wednesday hitting Republicans over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The ad buy will target 18 to 55-year-old…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

I’ve got ‘Ukraine fatigue’ fatigue

Please forgive me, but I’m tired of reading how tired of Ukraine the West is becoming — again. “Ukraine fatigue” is a strange kind of fatigue, since it’s been coming…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

The Hill's Morning Report — A devastating day for Trump

The most consequential of the House Jan. 6 committee’s slate of hearings took place on Tuesday as Cassidy Hutchinson, an aide to former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows,…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

GOP group polling memo: Abortion trails economy, crime as top issue

Abortion trails the economy and crime as top issues ahead of the midterms, according to a new polling memo from the Republican State Legislature Committee.  Only eight percent of voters…

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Breaking Defense | June 29, 2022

New F-16s give Jordan’s air force a boost, but what comes next?

Promotional art for the F-16 Block 70 for Jordan. (Lockheed Martin.) BEIRUT: As Jordan’s leader publicly raised the idea of a Middle East NATO-like alliance, his Air Force has marked…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Democrats hope Roe v. Wade ruling is game-changer for suburban women

 Democrats see the potential to bring suburban women into their corner for the midterm elections after the Supreme Court ruled last week to overturn Roe v. Wade.   The high…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Wall Street braces for turmoil

The stock market is set to close out a brutal month of losses as Wall Street braces for a rocky second half of the year.   All three major U.S.…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Why the global inflation problem is bigger than US politics

Inflation may be the focus of a midterm cycle political blame game, but economists caution the problem — and the most effective solutions — are global.  Rising prices were a…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Roe v. Wade decision weighs on Hispanic voters before midterms

Hispanic voters’ views on abortion are set to play a key role in a number of contested House and Senate races across the country with analysis by both parties showing…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

GOP walks tightrope on abortion

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down decades of precedent protecting access to an abortion was hailed as a win for conservatives, but the political reality for Republicans is likely…

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Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) | June 29, 2022

TRAFIG Synthesis Report Understand the needs of displaced people and identify solutions that last

“To address the problems of protracted displacement we need to better understand the factors shaping these difficult situations for refugees and IDPs. People must then stand at the heart of…

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Bruegel | June 29, 2022

The role of competition in the transition to climate neutrality

An earlier version of this paper was co-written with Julia Anderson, providing excellent input on the legal basics and a deep dive into green efficiency that has been used in…

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Bruegel | June 29, 2022

The implications for public debt of high inflation and monetary tightening

Rising inflation has triggered monetary tightening in several countries. The Federal Reserve and the Bank of England have already increased their key interest rates, while the European Central Bank will…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

On the Money — Companies take risk with abortion policies

AP Most big corporations are willing to take a legal risk by helping employees travel to access abortion services amid a tight labor market. We’ll also look at the U.S.…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Defense & National Security — Former aide offers explosive Jan. 6 testimony

Former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson testified before the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol in a surprise hearing on Tuesday.   We’ll break down everything she…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Can Biden convince Saudis to see the Western position on Russia?

President Biden is traveling to Saudi Arabia in July in an effort to secure lower oil prices and improve the strategically vital relationship with the longstanding American ally. Time is…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

For restaurants fighting inflation, policymakers can help

The price of chicken wings skyrocketed 40 percent in 2021 and continues to rise. Now that favorite summer staple, ice cream, is suffering similar impacts. No matter what—or where—you might eat out, the ingredients…

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