Michael R. Strain

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Cutting funding for the Bureau of Labor Statistics would be penny wise and pound foolish.

  • Aug 14, 2015

Sure, there would be short-term pain. But long term, the euro is an economic mistake.

  • Jul 13, 2015

Self-driving cars are coming, along with some ethical complications.

  • Jun 17, 2015

President Obama’s earnest appearance at a policy forum this week speaks to the power of civility.

  • May 15, 2015

  • Apr 17, 2015

It’s time to toss some popular tax credits that really just help the rich.

  • Mar 26, 2015

Our society is suffering from a tyranny of informality. And it is rude.

  • Feb 18, 2015

Repealing it wouldn’t be immoral, as many liberals argue.

  • Jan 23, 2015

His plan is bad economics, and the political message is clear: The president is not interested in working with Republicans on taxes.

  • Jan 21, 2015

Grappling with “the problem of pain.”

  • Nov 10, 2014
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Michael R. Strain is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. His research interests include labor economics, public finance, and applied microeconomics. He began his career in the macroeconomics research group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and previously worked for the U.S. Census Bureau. A graduate of Marquette University, he holds an M.A. from New York University and a Ph.D. in economics from Cornell University. He lives in Washington.
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