National University System Institute for Policy Research

Are Trump's plans to revive Export-Import Bank a good thing?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, April 21, 2017 - President Donald Trump plans to revive the Export-Import Bank of the United States, which provides loans to foreign entities to enable them to buy American goods. Some conservatives have argued it hurts American jobs and interferes in the free market. Many large companies, like Pfizer, cheered the move. Question: Do you think reviving the Export-Import Bank of the United States is a good thing? Continue reading »
Will a rising minimum wage promote more spending to make up for lost jobs?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, April 14, 2017 - QUESTION: Do you think San Diego's rising minimum wage will promote enough spending to eventually replace some low-wage jobs destroyed by the policy? Continue reading »
Econometer: Should the US be run like a business?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, April 7, 2017 - This week's question is inspired by President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner heading up a White House Office of American Innovation. Jared Kushner declared in an interview last weekend at his West Wing office: "We should have excellence in government. ... The government should be run like a great American company. Our hope is that we can achieve successes and efficiencies for our customers, who are the citizens." Question: Should the U.S. government be run like a business? Continue reading »
Short-term rentals are an opportunity Missouri can't afford to miss
R STREET, April 7, 2017 - Whether it's the cars in their garages or the rooms in their homes, Americans are realizing they're leaving money on the table when their property remains idle. House Bill 608, making its way through the Missouri Legislature, ensures that Missourians are able to take advantage of economic opportunity in the short-term home rental space. Continue reading »
Is San Diego headed for a luxury-hotel glut?
SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE, March 31, 2017 - Question: Is San Diego heading for a luxury-hotel glut? Continue reading »

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