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How Certificate of Need Obstructs Birthing Centers
Birthing can be a tense process. The comfort of pregnant women is of utmost importance for a smooth delivery. Still, many states tell future mothers they don't need facilities that specialize in providing that comfort. Anastasia Boden explains how certificate of need laws interfere with the preferences of parents in how their children are born.
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Dollarization at the End of the Javier Milei Honeymoon14:23His most recent package of reforms has stalled. Will Javier Milei now turn his full attention to securing dollarization to rescue Argentina from the costs of inflation? Daniel Raisbeck and Gabriela Calderon de Burgos explain the stakes.
Has US Middle East Policy Failed?10:44The US has a particular way of engaging with the Middle East, and it doesn't serve US interests particularly well. Jon Hoffman explains.
State Fiscal Health and Cost‐Saving Strategies15:52State fiscal health was surprisingly good during and after the pandemic, but state debt expenses have increased as the Federal Reserve has tried to quell inflation. Marc Joffe offers some advice for states seeking cost savings.
The President's Odd and Expansive Conception of "Junk Fees"17:03When you hear complaints from the White House about "junk fees," it's worth digging into what that refers to and notably what it does not refer to. Ryan Bourne parses the rhetoric.
The Broken Budget Process Demands Fixes Big and Small14:07Over the last few decades, the share of spending subjected to a normal budget process has been very small. Fixing it should be a high priority in Congress. Romina Boccia explains the high stakes for acting sooner versus later.
97% of Green Card Applications Will Not Get Approved This Year18:02The approval rate for green card applications is remarkably low. David Bier explains in a new paper how to improve the backlogged process of welcoming new people to the United States.
Frederick Douglass among Heroes of Progress10:06Author Alexander Hammond details the contributions that puts Frederick Douglass in the ranks of the Heroes of Progress.
How Committed Is the US to NATO?12:18Remarks from Donald Trump on how the US would treat a Russia-led attack on fellow NATO members earned the ire of the group’s defenders, so it's worth asking: What are US obligations to the alliance? Justin Logan comments.
Congress Should Reject the OECD's Planned Tax Cartel11:11In an era marked by global trade and digital transformation, the international tax landscape is at a crucial juncture. The OECD would like to create an international tax cartel. Adam Michel explains why Congress should reject the proposal.