The fourth quarter economic reports show less growth than expected. Brill shares his opinion that “things are slowing a little bit around the world and its a little bit of a timing effect between the seasonal issues that we know and the shutdown issues as well.”
Over the last two years, the United States has scaled back Obama-era climate change policies, withdrawing from the Paris Agreement and rolling back climate-related regulations. But it has not pursued alternative ways to address the risk climate change poses to our environment and our economy.
It is encouraging to see more and more fellow Republicans shed the reflexive skepticism about climate change that has characterized the GOP for years. Now, Republicans need to offer solutions.
Navigating the Evolving Opioid Crisis: A Conversation with House Committee on Energy and Commerce Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR)
On February 27, a panel of addiction experts and community leaders joined Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) to discuss the nation’s ongoing efforts to curb opioid misuse and addiction.
The Washington Free Beacon referenced Alex Brill’s recent op-ed talking about the costs of the proposed Green New Deal.
“AEI resident fellow Alex Brill explained last week that regardless of cost, the unintended consequences of the Green New Deal are “the worst imaginable.”
Brill discusses the opioid tax on big pharma in an interview for KSRO stating, “it’s going to result in higher prices for those opioids. But the out-of-pockets costs for the person filling the prescription is likely to remain the same.”
With the government reopened (at least for now), Speaker Nancy Pelosi is poised to begin advancing her party’s policy agenda. High on the list will be the loosely-defined Green New Deal, a federal spending program that will cost $2 trillion, $5.7 trillion, or more, and move the electric power sector to complete reliance on renewable energy sources.
In a new paper sponsored by Women In Government, MGA examines why a proposed tax on prescription opioids would be ineffective and details the unintended consequences of this policy.
““We find that the law will reduce charitable giving by 4% to $17.2 billion in 2018 according to a static model and $16.3 billion assuming a modest boost to growth,” Brill writes in the paper.”
“I think we are going to see in 2019 that it is a little softer than 2018. We just came off of a 3.5% Real GDP quarter. I think the consensus that a little bit of a slowdown next year is correct. That said what is keeping the economy going is in part a fiscal boost, a little bit on the spending side, and on the tax policy side, both putting cash in people’s pockets.”