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Some Crimes Can Be Forgotten

The U.S. is supposed to be a nation of second chances, but for the 70 million Americans with a criminal record, we’re not doing such a great job. 96 more words

Peter Orszag

Democrats Attack a Pillar of Obamacare

A push now under way in Congress to defer or repeal the so-called Cadillac tax is the biggest legislative threat the Affordable Care Act has faced in the past five years. 100 more words

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It’s Not About Sentencing. Police Need to Make More Arrests.

In preparing for a White House conference this week, I’ve reviewed the recent data on the fight against crime. And it’s depressing. For example, the share of violent crimes in the U.S. 58 more words

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Nobody Wants to Be a Politician Now

Young people are disaffected with the political process and lack any interest in running for office, a new book by Jennifer Lawless of American University and Richard Fox of Loyola Marymount University… 29 more words

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U.S. Should Auction Air Routes

The Department of Transportation is in the process of deciding which U.S. airline should be awarded new nonstop routes between Los Angeles and Beijing. When you think about it, that’s a bit bizarre: Why decide the question administratively, when the agency could simply auction off the slots? 8 more words

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The Unanswered Question Behind Wage Inequality

Why are some publicly traded companies continuing to improve their capital returns while others are disappearing? The answer may help explain — and ultimately help policy makers address — increasing wage inequality in the U.S. 8 more words

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Have App, Won't Travel

Over the winter break, my teenage children observed, based on their friends and acquaintances, that young adults are much less eager to get their driver’s licenses than they once were, and that in general fewer young people have them. 49 more words

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