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The American Enterprise Institute is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of our scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in our belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.

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Adoption After Dobbs

On September 12, AEI’s Naomi Schaefer Riley and a panel of experts discussed the latest survey research on adoption and how policymakers and adoption agencies can help birth parents understand the current adoption landscape in a post-Dobbs world.

Goodbye, San Francisco. Hello, Nashville. Americans Are Fleeing Dysfunctional Cities.

The pandemic exposed dysfunctional cities like San Francisco and New York. In the years since the initial covid lockdowns, “opportunity metros” between the coasts have flourished in the wake of this urban mismanagement.

How Important Are Minimum Wage Increases in Increasing the Wages of Minimum Wage Workers?

It is easy to overstate the minimum wage’s relevance as a source of low‐​wage workers’ wage gains.

Lawmakers Should Avoid Temporary and Retroactive Tax Policy

In this year’s extenders package, lawmakers are likely to address two tax provisions related to the treatment of business investment. They should avoid making these policies temporary and retroactive.

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Rethinking School Testing After the Pandemic

In the pandemic’s wake, we need good information on how students and schools are faring. But no one wants to sacrifice learning time or human connection in the name of endless test-taking. Here are three points to consider.

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The Awfulness of Elite Hypocrisy on Marriage

“Is it morally wrong to have a baby outside of marriage?”

The Economics and Implications of Compliance with Minimum Wages

Recent research suggests that wages below legally established minimum wages are surprisingly prevalent. This column reviews ‘wage theft’ in the US and its impact on the wage gains workers might otherwise enjoy. Most firms comply with increases in the minimum wage, especially when they have time to plan for the increase, but evasion and avoidance are also qualitatively important features of the low-wage labour market. Young African American workers experience the largest erosion of their potential wage gains following a minimum wage increase. Whether greater enforcement would improve the welfare of low-wage workers, however, remains an open question.

White House Rescinds Student Loan Forgiveness for as Many as Four Million Borrowers

In a surprise move, the Biden administration limited eligibility for its previously announced student loan jubilee—potentially leaving up to four million borrowers expecting relief out to dry.

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