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#TaxPolicy – The Tax Foundation, whose online content is always high quality and very clear, has put out a very well-done tracker of the 2024 Presidential Tax Plans.

#K12 – We previously covered the rise of “microschools”, a newly-popular education model. Brookings is also interested. “Microschools have the potential to offer some families a best-of-both-worlds option between homeschooling and traditional schools,” they write, commonsensically. As we wrote last time, the silver lining to the cloud of Covid-era school closures is the emergence of many new education models. Let a thousand flowers bloom!

#Homelessness – Between drugs and immigration, left-wing policies at the state level have created a terrifying homelessness crisis in the US. Heritage’s Rachel Sheffield points out that the left’s favored so-called “housing-first” policies don’t work, and in fact make the problem worse.

#Budget – The American Institute for Economic Research’s Vince Ginn with the case for tackling America’s fiscal problems in 2025.

#FinReg – The SEC’s new “Consolidated Auditing Trail” rule, which opponents describe as an Orwellian surveillance mechanism, is under fire. CEI’s Izam Karukappadath has an overview.

#DEI – Missouri’s AG is suing IBM over its DEI policies, alleging racial and gender discrimination. More of this, please.

#DEI – The State Department’s new Head of DEI believes that America is a “failed historic model.” This isn’t just a political football, believe Katharine Gorka and Mike Gonzalez at the Heritage Foundation, but an example of a new “long march through the institutions” by the “next generation of Marxists.” Conservatives have grown to understand the importance of institutional capture, and so theses like this are worth reading.

#Agriculture – Brownstone Institute’s Tracy Thurman has an article on strategic simulations run by international institutions that she believes to be a “war on food.”

#Agriculture Reason has a case against agricultural subsidies, and it’s an interesting one: “the feds’ focus on large-scale crops hinders the resurgence of heritage grains and results in less food diversity,” C. Jarrett Dieterle claims.

#EconNew NBER paper: increases in the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) reduced the care that parents receive from their EITC-eligible daughters.

#Econ – Policy and policymakers matter: Argentina had its first week without inflation in over 30 years. Viva la Libertad! (Via)


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