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The Project on Exchange Rates and the Dollar

        Founder and Director, Sean Rushton In the mid-1980s, Congressman Jack Kemp – in partnership with future Nobel laureate Robert Mundell, U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley and others – hosted a series of conferences on the dollar and international exchange rates featuring academics, business leaders, and government officials. These conferences helped highlight the …

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Volatile Money Hurts Growth and Trade

The dollar-euro exchange rate has moved 20% eight times in a decade, causing crisis and stagnation. By James Kemp and Sean Rushton May 8, 2017 6:43 p.m. ET It’s the most important price in the world: How many U.S. dollars does it take to buy one euro? The exchange rate between the two largest world currencies affects profits and financial conditions around the …

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Can a new Jack Kemp step up to help with tax reform?

Can a new Jack Kemp step up to help with tax reform? By Adonis Hoffman, The Hill April 24, 2017 The Economic Recovery and Tax Act of 1981 was the successful scion of Senator Bill Roth and Representative Jack Kemp. Kemp – Roth, as it became known, was the centerpiece of tax reform during the Reagan years, and served as a model for how the United States could deliver tax relief to both the …

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How DMV police are reinventing community relations – one basketball at a time

How DMV police are reinventing community relations - one basketball at a time By Evan Smith, Forbes March 14, 2017 Evan Smith is a Staff Writer for Opportunity Lives. You can follow him on Twitter @Evansmithreport. The day is best summed up with one image: a police officer in full uniform, surrounded by registered felons, smiling as he hands a basketball down to a cute little girl. It was …

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Nikki Haley’s Speech at the 2016 Kemp Leadership Award Dinner

Video Senator Tim Scott- Well good evening. Wow. It is a great day in Washington, D.C. Good evening. If you were from South Carolina you would realize that when governor Haley stands up and says it's a great day in South Carolina, everyone says it's a great day in South Carolina. The fact that we are in D.C. I have the privilege of introducing my Governor, one of the greatest leaders in America …

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John McCain, Newt Gingrich, and Michelle Van Cleave Discuss American Foreign Policy at the 2016 Kemp Leadership Award Dinner

Video Transcript James Kemp- So recognizing this Seventy-Fifth Anniversary. Please you can eat your salad and get started. But we thought it would be appropriate on this 75th Anniversary to take some time to reflect on America’s leadership in the world as a new Congress and a new President prepare to take office. So we’ve invited two very special guests one of whom I have mentioned …

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Don’t Let the Dollar Inhibit Growth

Don’t Let the Dollar Inhibit Growth By Sean Rushton, Wall Street Journal Jan. 12, 2017 As the U.S. economy slowly recovers from its low-growth hangover following the 2008 financial crisis, the Federal Reserve is gradually tightening monetary policy. Meanwhile, President-elect Trump and the Republican Congress plan to spur growth through deregulation and cuts in corporate …

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Highlights from the 2016 Kemp Leadership Award Dinner

Video Highlights Senator John McCain and Speaker Newt Gingrich discuss the future of American leadership in the world. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4636265/newt-gingrich-john-mccain-american-leadership-world Governor Nikki Haley's remarks with an introduction by Senator Tim Scott. https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4636256/nikki-haleys-2016-klad-speech Photos …

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Kemp Forum on the Future of Immigrants and America

The Kemp Forum on the Future of Immigrants and America was held at the University of Miami Newman Alumni Center on Tuesday September 27, 2016. Panel 1: An Immigration System that Serves American Workers Moderator: Rudy Fernandez Ken Bardic Julio Fuentes Archbishop Thomas Wenski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KROg7xBnyI Panel 2: National Security on the Border and in the …

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Selected readings on American Exceptionalism

TABLE OF CONTENTS Liberalism: Illusions and Realities, by Reinhold Niebuhr, July 4, 1955 What Makes Us So Special?  Defining what makes American exceptionalism exceptional. Yuval Levin, John O’Sullivan, and Matthew Spalding, NRO, March 3, 2010 An Exceptional Debate The Obama administration’s assault on American identity by Rich Lowry & Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review, March 8, …

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