Rural Americans aren’t included in inflation figures – and for them, the cost of living may be rising faster
The Conversation shared this research report by Tessa Conroy, AAE faculty, and Stephan Weiler, faculty at Colorado State University: When the Federal Reserve convenes at the end of January 2023 to set interest rates, it will be guided by one key bit of data: the U.S. inflation rate. The problem is, that stat ignores a sizable chunk of the country – rural America.
AAE faculty Dominick Parker's recent opinion piece in The Hill: The 2023 omnibus spending bill, signed into law by President Biden last month, is a massive $1.7 billion spending spree, but the 4,000-page package does include a modicum of fiscal prudence. It will limit tax write-offs for land donations that benefit wealthy investors under the guise of conservation. While this represents a small step toward more effective environmental policy, it is a welcome one.
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Sheldon Du showed that choosing bulls wisely helps increase the revenue of Wisconsin’s dairy farmers.
Sarah Johnston studied what might accelerate adding renewable energy to the nation’s power grid.
Paul Dower tested if tax code education in Togo, Africa, would increase the tax law compliance of “informal” firms.
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