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Join us for the Policy Simulation Library DC meeting hosted by AEI’s Open Source Policy Center to learn how computational simulation models are used to inform public policy decision-making.

Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH), AEI’s Michael Rosen, and an expert panel will discuss recent patent law developments and the American intellectual property system.

What the hell is going on with Mexico? After threatening to impose tariffs, President Trump recently announced that he and the Mexican government reached an agreement to avert a US-Mexico trade war. On this episode, AEI’s Roger Noriega reviews the details of the new immigration deal.

Middle class suburbs via Twenty20

The middle class has taken a hit. But its diminishment is neither inevitable nor permanent. Instead of bemoaning the demise of the middle class, we should be ensuring that workers can flourish in new occupations.

The deteriorating Italian economy via Shutterstock

Markets are displaying remarkable complacency toward a rapidly deteriorating Italian political and economic situation that is painfully reminiscent of how complacent they were on the eve of the Greek sovereign debt crisis.

Trump launched his 2020 presidential campaign with a focus on the economy. Experts discuss how he must carry his economic platform in order to be reelected and keep the presidency for a second term.

What the hell is going on in North Korea? AEI’s Nicholas Eberstadt discusses what might happen to someone who falls out of favor with the North Korean regime, the future of US-North Korea nuclear talks, and the likelihood of North Korean denuclearization.

Flags of US and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Commerce (AICC)'s booth during China International Fair for Trade in Services in Beijing, China REUTERS/Jason Lee

DoD’s new Indo-Pacific strategy clearly identifies some key tasks the US must accomplish to counter China’s rise. But in doing so, it also reveals how far we still have to go.

It may be the ultimate inconvenient truth — at least for those who doubt the power of markets to make a better world. It has been capitalism in all its globalization glory that has near-miraculously reduced global poverty in recent decades. And capitalism’s next trick might just be Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. 

What the hell is going on in Iran? Fred Kagan joined the podcast to discuss current US-Iran tensions and recent attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency may have something that no other cryptocurrency has: users. Network effects are not just a thing in a currency. They are the first thing.

The Lower Health Care Costs Act is being considered one of the most consequential bipartisan health care reforms of the ObamaCare era, specifically regarding surprise medical bills. While these bills are not rare, solutions are nonetheless being discussed such as adopting an in-network guarantee.

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