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Why Parcels Can’t Save the Postal Service
Nick Zaiac

It’s mid-November—the air has gotten colder and the leaves are dropping faster with each blustery day. The holiday shopping season has begun, moving from Veteran’s Day specials to Black Friday…

Agricultural data is the answer to protecting taxpayers and the environment
Caroline Kitchens

Many Americans likely do not associate farmers with the cutting edge of technology. But with the rise of precision agriculture and innovative new tools for data collection, U.S. agriculture is…

The ABA has not met the bar
Anthony Marcum

Ever since the Eisenhower administration, the American Bar Association has enjoyed a preferred seat at the judicial nominations table. For decades, presidents allowed the ABA to vet nominees even…

Financial Goblins
Alex J. Pollock

Just in time for Halloween last week, three financial goblins appeared in the Financial Times in the same October 31 issue:
-China Minsheng Investment Group, “the country’s largest private…

E-Cigarette Bans Come at the Expense of Public Health
Carrie Wade

As more states consider large-scale restrictions on e-cigarette sales, it’s important for all of us to step back and ask, what are we trying to accomplish? Ushering in a new form of tobacco—one…

Five myths about online content moderation, from a former content moderator
Daisy Soderberg-Rivkin

The internet has altered every aspect of our lives. It has helped us launch political campaigns, begin romantic relationships, discover faraway places, document human rights abuses, and ensure that…

The time is now: Why North Carolina legislators should prioritize the Second Chance Act
Emily Mooney

North Carolina lawmakers returned to Raleigh on Monday for a last-ditch attempt to pass meaningful legislation and work out a budget compromise with Gov. Roy Cooper. When deciding on what measures to…

Why We Aren’t Taking a Position on Impeachment
Eli Lehrer

R Street is concerned with policy, not politics. We don’t take sides in elections, and our tax status bars us from doing so. To my knowledge, all current full-time R Street staffers who have worked…

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Do you believe central bank assurances?
Alex J. Pollock

To reassure savers worried about the safety of their deposits, the Reserve Bank of India (India’s central bank) recently announced it “would like to assure the general public that Indian banking…