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Post-Election Coverage: Issues 2016

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Check out our new Transition 2017 page to read policy memos from Manhattan Institute scholars for the incoming Trump administration.

At last, the 2016 election is over. 

After a bruising election season and historic turn of events, Donald J. Trump will be the next President of the United States. Bringing policy back into focus, Manhattan Institute scholars weigh in on the election's key issues ahead of the next administration.

Watch our special video series below, highlighting 5 serious policy ideas that every American can get behind.

Health Care and Medical Innovation — Paul Howard

Bipartisan reforms can be enacted by Congress to supercharge medical innovation and deliver better cures to patients faster than ever before.

Read more about Paul Howard's latest book, Unlocking Precision Medicine.

Simplifying Federal Student Aid — Beth Akers

Washington must make it easier for students to navigate the financial aid system and help low-income students gain access to higher education.

Read more about MI senior fellow, Beth Akers

Minimum Wage Alternative — Oren Cass

Wage subsidies, using money from existing anti-poverty programs, would help low-wage workers without raising total spending.

Read more about MI senior fellow, Oren Cass.

Crime and Policing — Heather Mac Donald

In addition to supporting cops and telling the truth about policing, our leaders must tackle the true root cause of high-levels of crime: breakdown of the family.

Read more about Heather Mac Donald's latest book, The War On Cops

Overcriminalization — James R. Copland

Both parties in Washington need to come together to address the size and complexity of the federal criminal code, in addition to enacting a standard that requires criminal intent.

Read more about MI's project on Overcriminalization.



Issues 2016: Was Welfare Reform a Success?
Scott Winship | June 21, 2016
Issues 2016: Are Women Paid Less than Men?
Diana Furchtgott-Roth | April 6, 2016









Issues 2016: Drug Price Controls Hurt Patients Most
Paul Howard and Yevgeniy Feyman | October 2, 2015



Issues 2016: America's Southern Border Is Secure
Jacob L. Vigdor | January 12, 2016