My latest Mercatus study, "U.S. Federal Budget Restraint in the 1990s: A Success Story," was published last week. In it, I detail how, in a bipartisan way, Congress and the President cut government spending substantially as a percent of GDP in the 1990s.
It’s finally here: Our best chance to update the Elementary and Secondary Education Act since its passage shortly after 9/11. A whole generation of students has come and gone, yet our nation’s key education law remains the same.
The US Small Modular Reactor (SMR) effort is at a critical juncture. SMRs offer a new approach to a familiar energy technology, one with significant environmental, energy security, and international strategic advantages. Despite industry support and a successful start to government licensing programs, a number of interrelated economic challenges remain.
New York Times nutrition and health columnist Jane Brody recently penned a mostly accurate piece about genetic engineering, “Fears, Not Facts, Support GMO-Free Food.” She recapitulated the overwhelming evidence for the importance and safety of products from GMOs, or “genetically modified organisms” (which for the sake of accuracy, we prefer to call organisms modified with molecular genetic engineering techniques, or GE).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will fly to Ufa tomorrow where he will sit down for bilateral meetings with Presidents Xi and Putin ahead of the BRICS Summit. Team Niti took a deep dive on all the BRICS analysis and commentary in India and across the globe.
P.W. Singer and August Cole’s Ghost Fleet, a novel about what would happen “if the brewing Cold War with Russia and China ever turned hot,” is making the rounds among defense policy wonks in the United States (see: “Book Review: Ghost Fleet and the Future of Great Power War”).