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Border Adjustment and the Dollar
A key element of the destination-based cash-flow tax included in the House Blueprint is a border adjustment, which would relieve tax on exports and impose tax on imports and thereby shift the locus of US business taxation from where products are made...
Differences by Design? Student Composition in Charter Schools with Different Academic Models
Executive Summary The charter school movement is premised on the idea that, if independent operators create differentiated and innovative schooling options, families will benefit from making meaningful choices among those options that reflect their...
Economic Substance Requirements and Multinational Firm Behavior
Abstract The OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project has focused on income attributed to intangibles with an objective of curtailing perceived artificial profit shifting by multinational firms. A key part of this effort is a renewed emphasis...
Pricing without Discrimination: Alternative Student Loan Pricing, Income-Share Agreements, and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act
Executive Summary New private financing options for higher education are becoming more popular every year. Products that take into account nontraditional lending factors, such as Alternative Finance (AltFinance), or that attempt to predict a student's...
Private in Name Only: Lessons from the Defunct Guaranteed Student Loan Program
Executive summary Following the 2016 election and with the Higher Education Act's impending reauthorization, prominent lawmakers and interest groups have proposed expanding private lenders' roles in the government student loan program. More specifically,...
Promoting American Values and Countering Authoritarianism in Cyberspace
Key Points * Authoritarian regimes are proving increasingly adept at fragmenting and controlling the internet for purposes of censorship, surveillance, and internal and external propaganda and misinformation. The US has failed to counter this with...
The Reach of the Cash-Based Safety Net for Poor Families with Children in America
Even 20 years after major reforms to the social safety net in America, varying perspectives exist on how well the federal government provides for poor families with children. This paper explores the existing reach of government programs that provide...
Welcome to America? Public Opinion on Immigration Issues
In the fall of 2016 and early this year, a few pollsters asked questions about temporary or permanent bans on immigrants from certain areas. The results of these hypothetical questions are below. We await new polls on President Trump's executive order...
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