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USA – Senator Hawley’s ‘trust-busting’ bill would actually bust consumers and small business (AEI)

Mark Jamison

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced legislation he dubbed the “Trust-Busting for the Twenty-First Century Act.” It has no cosponsors and no companion bill in the House of Representatives. Perhaps others in Congress are skeptical. If they are, it would be for good reason: The proposed law would damage the people it purports to help.

https://www.aei.org/technology-and-innovation/senator-hawleys-trust-busting-bill-would-actually-bust-consumers-and-small-business/

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The global trends that will shape the world of 2030: My long-read Q&A with Mauro Guillén (AEI)

James Pethokoukis and Mauro F. Guillén

How will the world have changed by 2030? Will climate change cripple future economic progress? How will aging populations affect the economy? Is the next century going to be a Chinese century or an American one? Recently on the podcast, Mauro Guillén and I discussed these topics and more.

https://www.aei.org/economics/the-global-trends-that-will-shape-the-world-of-2030-my-long-read-qa-with-mauro-guillen/

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USA – What’s next for 12-GHz spectrum? Highlights from my conversation with V. Noah Campbell and Richard Bennett (AEI)

Shane Tews

In December 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on the feasibility of allowing satellite and terrestrial commercial operations in the 12.2–12.7-gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band.

What’s next for 12-GHz spectrum? Highlights from my conversation with V. Noah Campbell and Richard Bennett

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USA – 5 questions for Scott Lincicome on the drawbacks of industrial policy (AEI)

James Pethokoukis, Scott Lincicome

To what extent should the US government intervene in the economy to promote specific innovations and industries? Is the Chinese economic threat severe enough to warrant such actions? How will this debate play out within the Biden administration? Recently, I explored these questions and more with Scott Lincicome.

5 questions for Scott Lincicome on the drawbacks of industrial policy

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USA – Supreme Court’s ruling for Google in Oracle case yields somewhat more freedom for programmers (AEI)

Michael Rosen

Last week, the Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited ruling in the copyright fight between Google and Oracle, a decision that figures to provide modestly more room for computer programmers to operate.

Supreme Court’s ruling for Google in Oracle case yields somewhat more freedom for programmers

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Iran – Natanz attack: Creating time for a nuclear deal with Iran? (AEI)

Michael Rubin

On April 11, 2021, a blackout struck Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility causing it severe damage a day after President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated new, more advanced centrifuges in contravention of Iran’s nuclear agreements. Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif labelled the episode “nuclear terrorism.”

Natanz attack: Creating time for a nuclear deal with Iran?

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USA – Public-private microschooling partnerships: The Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy model (AEI)

Ashley CampbellDon Soifer

The Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy (SNUMA) is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the North Las Vegas city government and an innovation-focused education nonprofit to create microschools, operated entirely outside of incumbent public school systems and designed specifically as an in-person solution for city families to counter pandemic learning loss.

Public-private microschooling partnerships: The Southern Nevada Urban Micro Academy model

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(USA) If America is a failed state, is it failing upward? (AEI)

James Pethokoukis

It wasn’t so long ago — just a few months really — that there was plenty of pundit musing about whether America was a failing or even failed state.

If America is a failed state, is it failing upward?

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(USA) Addressing the long-run fiscal gap will require difficult choices (AEI)

Alan D. Viard

On March 5, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) updated its long-run budget outlook, providing policymakers and the public with another reminder of the nation’s looming fiscal imbalance.

Addressing the long-run fiscal gap will require difficult choices

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