Policy Now

7 hours ago

The Saudi Oil Shock: Who Wins, Who Loses

On September 14th, drones targeted Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq oil refinery and Khurais oil field, destroying over half of Saudi Arabia's output. Brent crude prices surged 15% from September 13th to 16th. Elevated crude prices raise the obvious question: what countries are the biggest winners and losers?
9 hours ago

What If We Got Rid Of All Entrepreneurs?

“The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers.” So said a pretender to the throne in Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, inspiring much merriment at attorneys’ expense ever since. For “lawyers” substitute “entrepreneurs” and see where the thought takes you.
Sep 20, 2019

Pelosi’s Destructive Drug Ploy

Policymakers face a choice between consumer-centered reform that advances innovation and saves lives and government policies that restrict treatment options for patients. The Pelosi drug-pricing bill makes the wrong choice.
Sep 20, 2019

Trump Has Created 1.5 Million Fewer Jobs Than Obama

Trump’s economy is not the best ever. In fact Obama added 1.49 million more jobs than Trump over a comparable timeframe, and on a yearly basis Trump has not generated more jobs than any of Obama’s last 3 years even with the tax cut helping 2018’s result.