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tribal patent immunity
AEIChallenges mount for tribal patent immunity play The Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ended 2017 with a bang, issuing a decision that may imperil the recent innovative, controversial strategy by some patent holders to shield their assets from collateral attack by assigning them to Native American tribes. United States Patent and Trademark Office, via Flickr. Recall that pharmaceutical giant Allergan pioneered this strategy last September when it assigned its highly profitable patent portfolio covering the blockbuster Restasis dry-eye treatment drug to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe. The tribe granted Allergan an exclusive license to practice and enforce the patents, and Allergan paid the Read More >>
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
Key Points The US has allowed genetically modified (GM) technologies to be used since 1996, while the European Union has banned their use. Over 90 percent of US corn and soybean acreage is planted to a GM variety. US corn and soybean crop yields have increased more than European crop yields since the adoption of GM technologies. Although factors other than GM technologies could be responsible for increasing differences between US and European corn and soybean yields, European wheat yields (for which GM technologies are not commercially available in either region) have continued to increase relative to US wheat yields. The trade-offs Read More >>
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEICharles Murray on the essence of the totalitarian personality: using government force to override another person's preferences ‘for his own good' Below is an excerpt from Charles Murray's excellent 1997 book “What It Means to Be a Libertarian: A Personal Interpretation“: Is it appropriate for the government to put people in jail because of things they do that might be harmful to themselves but that do not coerce or defraud anyone else? This extremely emotional debate involves two separable issues. One is the question of whether people should be allowed to harm themselves. The other turns on the question of whether families Read More >>
Fri, Jan 19, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
President Donald Trump had just made his infamous, if contested, remarks about not desiring immigrants from certain countries when Senator Lindsey Graham expressed disagreement. “America is an idea, not a race,” the South Carolina Republican said, adding that diversity is a strength and not a weakness. The senator reiterated these sentiments in a statement released as the controversy over the president's words grew. “I've always believed that America is an idea, not defined by its people but by its ideals.” Graham deserves credit for rebuking the president, however mildly, given that Trump is the head of Graham's party and extremely popular among Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIFrom the archives: When prophecy becomes reality In recent weeks, The American Enterprise Institute, Freedom House, and the Center for American Progress joined together to mark the publication of Freedom House's country-by-country survey of political rights and civil liberties: “Freedom in the World Report 2018.” The report concludes that 2017 was the 12th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. In a thoughtful keynote address at the event on democracy's prospects, Senator Ben Sasse recalled the wisdom of the late Michael Novak, a long-time scholar at AEI. Sasse quoted from Novak's address on receiving the Templeton Prize, a prize honoring “entrepreneurs of Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
On this AEI Events Podcast, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) delivers a keynote address at a conference on discussing democracy in crisis. The event, co-hosted by AEI, Freedom House, and the Center for American Progress, marked the release of Freedom House's report “Freedom in the World 2018.” In his keynote, Sen. Sasse emphasized that while freedom is not unique the United States, it is uniquely America's advantage. Democracy is in retreat globally and, some say, in the United States. Exacerbating the democratic backslide are authoritarian regimes such as Russia and China, which have increased both repression at home and efforts to export instability Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
There will be no copies of the report handed out to House members. Instead, a copy will be made available for them to read in a secure room.... at WashingtonExaminer.com Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Byron York Category: BYRON YORK
In the latest Remnant, Jonah surveys the public opinion landscape with pollster extraordinaire Kristen Soltis Anderson. They talk fecal craters and 2018 midterms, with a bonus aside about the #MeToo movement. Meanwhile, Jonah may have found his signoff phrase. You can subscribe to The Remnant with Jonah Goldberg on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and TuneIn. You can also download this episode here. This podcast was originally published by National Review. Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIA note on ‘Limited, Energetic Government' My colleague Mike Strain recently has argued forcefully in favor of a “limited, energetic government,” that is, a reorientation of the conservative policy agenda toward a set of policies challenging both the expansive government and confiscatory taxes favored by the Bernie Sanders left, and the fiscal myopia, protectionism, and other such manifestations of big-government “conservatism” favored by the Donald Trump right. Instead, a “limited, energetic government” would adopt a set of policies that strengthen the ability of individuals and families to improve their economic conditions — to facilitate economic flourishing by strengthening self-reliance — without Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
Of all the details in the story of the death of Tim Piazza—a Penn State sophomore who fell down a flight of stairs during a 2017 hazing incident at the Beta Theta Pi fraternity house and whose “brothers” waited 12 hours and then called 911 only when they determined he “looked f—ing dead”—none is more telling than the fact that the whole episode was caught on video. As Caitlin Flanagan documented in her article on the incident in the Atlantic, there were surveillance cameras in the house to protect the property from damage. The brothers knew about them. So up Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIAround the web: Medicaid work requirements, Larry Summers on sin taxes, and more The case for Medicaid work requirements — Jason Riley Time limits and work mandates were key parts of the 1996 welfare reform that opponents said would destroy America's safety net. Instead, we witnessed significant and sustained reductions in welfare caseloads and increases in labor participation and incomes among single moms. After Maine attached work requirements to able-bodied food stamp recipients in 2014, their incomes more than doubled on average, and their participation in the program fell by 71%, reports the state's former commissioner of health and human services. When Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
Has Donald Trump changed his position on a border wall? Specifically, has the president changed his position on the length of the propose... at WashingtonExaminer.com Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Byron York Category: BYRON YORK
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Washington, DC (January 18, 2018) — In “This Way Up” — a new booklet of 16 short essays commissioned by Opportunity America in conjunction with AEI — policy experts and conservative thinkers explore how to ensure economic mobility for all Americans. This affects in particular the very poor, both urban and rural, and a neglected working class struggling to keep up with globalization. More than 50 years after the War on Poverty, fresh ideas about economic mobility are again percolating, including policies and proposals to show those involved how to go beyond government to harness the power Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIShockingly, China's economy was stable in 2017 The Chinese Communist Party very much loves stability. For 2016, China's year-on-year quarterly GDP growth was (percent): 6.7, 6.7, 6.7, 6.8. For last year, it was wildly different: 6.9, 6.9, 6.8, 6.8. General Secretary Xi Jinping engineered exactly what he wanted as the Party held its once-in-five-years Congress. He's a stability genius. Chinese President and stability genius Xi Jinping pictured at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbei But should the world believe it? The numbers are published by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Certain irresponsible people consider the NBS to Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
In a recent column for Project Syndicate, Dani Rodrik decries authoritarian populism – which “stifles political pluralism and undermines liberal democratic norms” – as a menace to be avoided at all costs. But he goes on to argue that economic populism is “occasionally necessary.” He is right about the first point, but badly mistaken on the second. Rodrik, one of the most original and perceptive economists of our time, claims that while restraints on the power of the executive, abhorred by authoritarian populists, need to be defended, similar obstacles in the area of economic policy – in the form of “autonomous Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
On Tuesday at AEI, along with my friend and colleague Mike McShane, I hosted a conference on “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” The papers that were presented examined an array of issues, including lessons learned on accountability, standards, school turnarounds, teacher quality, research, state capacity, and more. You can check out the summary, read the papers, and watch the various sessions here, and keep an eye out for the final product—which will be out as a book from Harvard Education Press next fall. In any event, after spending a day noodling on the subject, I thought I'd share a few takeaways. I Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
Washington is aghast over the news that, during a closed-door meeting with congressional leaders, President Trump asked if we could exclude immigrants from “shithole” countries such as Haiti and the nations of Africa. If true, what Trump said is terrible. But what the Democrats did is worse. We do not know who originally leaked the president's comment, though only Democrats benefit politically from embarrassing Trump in this way. But regardless of who was responsible for the original leak, Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), the minority whip, publicly confirmed what the president said during a closed-door negotiation, declaring that Trump “said things Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
internet information authenticity
AEITrolls, spoofs, and Hawaiian missiles: What's real in a virtual world? In late December, a Wichita, Kansas man named Andrew Finch looked out his front door and saw a SWAT team. He opened the door to see what was going on, and the police shot and killed him. The police thought they were coming to the rescue in a murder-hostage situation, but it was a horrible mistake. There was no emergency. Via Twenty20 The tragic mix-up had originated with the online video game Call of Duty, when two players who didn't know one another got into a virtual fight. One player in California Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Public Policy Blog of the American Enterprise Institute Category: ETHICS AND PUBLIC POLICY CENTER
Key Points The challenge of ensuring economic mobility is more pressing than ever. Too many poor people are trapped in safety-net programs that relieve material hardship but do nothing to help them escape from poverty, while a neglected working class struggles to keep up with globalization. More than 50 years after the War on Poverty, a wealth of new conservative thinking is percolating in Washington and beyond, including fresh ideas about policy and proposals that look beyond government to harness the power of communities. This booklet of short essays commissioned by Opportunity America in conjunction with AEI showcases some of the best of Read More >>
Thu, Jan 18, 2018
Source: Marc Thiessen Category: MARC THIESSEN
AEIApple's investments and Amazon's new headquarters: Me on CNBC's ‘Power Lunch' On CNBC today I reacted to the recent news that Apple would bring billions of dollars of cash back to the US over the next few years. So definitely another PR win for Trump here, and perhaps a substantive one as well — it's hard not to think that December's sweeping tax overhaul had something to do with Apple's decision. That said, as my colleague Alan Viard recently argued, the tax law's supporters shouldn't just point to all the news about corporate bonuses as proof tax reform is beneficial. The Read More >>
Wed, Jan 17, 2018
Source: James Pethokoukis Category: JAMES PETHOKOUKIS