Economics

Do Republicans have any Credibility on Spending?

Do Republicans have any Credibility on Spending?

The GOP's recent track record is not so good—and voters know it.  

Why Are So Few Millennials Entrepreneurs?

Why Are So Few Millennials Entrepreneurs?

Entrepreneurship among young people is actually relatively uncommon. 

Research Implies the Gender Pay Gap Might be a Fiction

Research Implies the Gender Pay Gap Might be a Fiction

New studies suggest the gender wage gap is smaller than commonly believed and may have little to do with discrimination.

Choreless Generation Doesn’t Want Summer Jobs

Choreless Generation Doesn’t Want Summer Jobs

Another side effect of the participation trophy and entitlement culture?

Getting a Permission Slip to Access the American Dream

Getting a Permission Slip to Access the American Dream

Must we license wild rice dealers, barbers, and taxidermy specialists?

University Abandons Math Requirement, Embraces Diversity

University Abandons Math Requirement, Embraces Diversity

As much as we love diversity, will the idea that it can and should replace the learning of factual knowledge eventually lead to our ruin as a nation?

Has the ‘War on Boys’ Entered the Workforce?

Has the ‘War on Boys’ Entered the Workforce?

The Washington Post recently reported on a growing problem afflicting the American workforce: fewer men are participating.

Are Criminals Born Bad?

Are Criminals Born Bad?

The father of modern criminology believed that criminality was genetically determined. We've come a long way since then. Or have we?

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Presidential Candidates Symptom of Educational Decline

Given the state of education, should we be surprised when the our government and the leaders the people elect are in a degenerative state?

Why Can’t Employers Today Find Reliable Workers?
Students Skeptical of Value of College Degrees

Students Skeptical of Value of College Degrees

It’s graduation season and many high school seniors are counting the hours until they can walk across the stage and turn the corner toward college and career.

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

Are Civil Forfeiture Laws Basically Legalized Robbery?

The laws differ from state to state, but some of the abuses are shocking. 

Why Won’t Politicians Comment on Venezuelan Socialism?

Why Won’t Politicians Comment on Venezuelan Socialism?

Did a presidential candidate dodge a straightforward question?

How Books in the Home Impact Future Income

How Books in the Home Impact Future Income

Earnings increased by 21% for men who grew up in a household full of books.
 

What Tocqueville Would Think about Modern Job Jumping

What Tocqueville Would Think about Modern Job Jumping

Ever feel that Americans are increasingly on the go?

The Case Against Unfettered Globalization

The Case Against Unfettered Globalization

What sort of political freedom will be left to the ordinary man on the street when all government and all power is centralized in global bodies? 

The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

The War on Poverty is Not Going Like You Think (We're Actually Winning)

An economist's chart reveals that the fight against global poverty is actually going really well. So why doesn't it feel that way?  

Study: Free Pre-K Doesn’t Give Education Benefits

Study: Free Pre-K Doesn’t Give Education Benefits

"On the face of it, our results cast doubt over the value for money of universal early education."

What is Law?

What is Law?

Something to keep in mind if the world falls apart. 

Magazine in 2013: Socialist Venezuela an 'Economic Miracle'

Magazine in 2013: Socialist Venezuela an 'Economic Miracle'

Today, the socialist state cannot feed itself. 

More Evidence of Male-Female Role Reversal?

More Evidence of Male-Female Role Reversal?

More employed young men are choosing to live with their parents. Guess what employed young women are doing.

Are Black, out-of-wedlock birthrates helping drive the violence in Chicago?
Apprenticeship in High School? This State is Trying It.

Apprenticeship in High School? This State is Trying It.

The perks of the program are nothing to sneeze at.

How Leftists Fail at Leftism

How Leftists Fail at Leftism

Those who push for restrictive trade barriers are examples of what philosopher Jason Brennan calls Leftists Bad at Leftism.

We Need to Stop Pushing Everyone Toward College

We Need to Stop Pushing Everyone Toward College

College graduates who borrowed excessively in the last ten years are beginning to see that student debt isn’t quite the path to success they envisioned.

Sexual Harassment Training Isn’t Just a Waste of Time: It’s Harmful

Sexual Harassment Training Isn’t Just a Waste of Time: It’s Harmful

Research suggests that efforts to raise awareness and train employees about sexual harassment may be worse than a waste. They may actually lead to more tolerance for sexual harassment.

Unhappy? It Might Be a Sign of Intelligence

Unhappy? It Might Be a Sign of Intelligence

The downside? It could be a sign of primitive (and cynical) thinking inherited from early homo sapiens. 

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

10 Cognitive Biases That Affect Your Everyday Decisions

We make up to 35,000 decisions a day. Try to avoid these ways of thinking. 

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