Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Think Tank Quickies (#116)

  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke at Claremont Institute's annual Winston Churchill dinner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.
  • CAP Senior Fellow Matt Miller on why he's running for Congress.
  • Jon Lieber, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's tax and economic adviser, and former researcher at AEI, joins startup Thumbtack to connect consumers and service providers.
  • Washington Post on CAP: The [Obama] Administration's "off-campus think tank."
  • Open letter organized by Economic Policy Institute (EPI) signed by dozens of top economists calling for higher minimum wage.
  • Aspen Institute president Walter Isaacson inducted into Alfalfa Club as newest "sprout."
  • Karen Dynan of Brookings still waiting to be confirmed as Assistant Secretary of Treasury (hearing held January 30, 2014).
  • Accused mastermind behind the "Silk Road" Ross Ulbricht (i.e., Dread Pirate Roberts) has fondness for the Ludwig von Mises Institute, a paleolibertarian think tank.
  • CAP's ThinkProgress highlights climate change impact with post on Chipotle guacamole price increase. 
  • Fact of the day: The term "Super Zips" was coined by AEI scholar/author Charles Murray.  It describes the country's most prosperous, highly educated demographic cluster.