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    Unleash the Market: U.S.–India Economic Relations

    The U.S.–India economic relationship is undeniably expanding. The question is how to maximize it. A recent report published by The Heritage Foundation, “Unleashing the Market in the U.S.–India Economic Relationship, Part I,” begins to answer that very question. The publication sheds light on what could happen if the largest economy … More

    Free Markets: Follow the Fracking Model

    If you’ve been to the movies lately, you’ve probably seen ads for Promised Land, a film that takes a dim view of using hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to produce natural gas. Steve Forbes isn’t surprised. “In movies, capitalists kill more people than serial killers,” he said during an appearance at The … More

    Trade Deficit Increase Not Necessarily a Bad Thing

    The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced today that imports and exports both declined in October while the overall trade deficit increased. Reactions to the BEA report were misleading. For example, the Associated Press reported: “A wider trade deficit acts as a drag on growth.” In fact, U.S. trade … More

    Defining Socialism

    For those who failed to recognize the ideological stakes of the recent election, Merriam-Webster Dictionary has revealed that many Americans were well aware of the confrontation between the ideas of capitalism and socialism. The terms “socialism” and “capitalism” received more searches on Merriam-Webster’s popular online dictionary than any other terms … More

    Ryan and Rubio on the Promise of American Opportunity

    At Tuesday night’s Kemp Foundation Leadership Award Dinner, Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senator Marco Rubio (R–FL) talked about ways to promote opportunity, battle poverty, and get the country back on track. Both men aim to further successful reforms triggered by former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and longtime … More

    Ethanol: List of Mandate's Victims Keeps Growing

    Bring a rancher, a motorcyclist, a governor, a poultry producer, a gas station manager, and a restaurant owner together around a table, and they probably wouldn’t have much in common regarding their day-to-day lives. But they have all joined the growing ranks of people dissatisfied with the renewable fuel standard. … More

    "I, Pencil: The Movie"

    How does a pencil represent what Adam Smith called “the invisible hand” of the free market? A new film by the Competitive Enterprise Institute has adapted Leonard Read’s famous essay, “I, Pencil: My Family Tree As Told to Leonard E. Read,” to answer this very question. Originally published in 1958 … More

    Energy Independence the Free-Market Way

    It was clear in pre-election discussion that Americans want energy independence. The most successful means to this end has been the free market—and the release of the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) annual World Energy Outlook proves it. IEA projects that while global energy demand will climb, America will emerge as … More

    Free Trade Leadership: Not Made in America

    Later this month, China and 15 other nations will begin negotiations for a possible new trade agreement. This agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, could encompass 28 percent of the global economy, to the benefit of all nations involved. These negotiations reflect a worldwide trend of bilateral and multilateral trade … More

    Sugar Prices Not So Sweet This Halloween

    It’s Halloween, and people have been stocking up on their candy supplies. What most Americans don’t know is that sugar in the United States is far more expensive than it should be. Like zombies, vampires, and other monsters that that seem impossible to kill, the “temporary” sugar tariff from the … More