Economics

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. 

Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

Cartoonist Fired After Poke at Big Ag CEOs

See the cartoon that got him fired.

$36M Govt. Ad Campaign Encourages LGBT Community to … Quit Smoking

$36M Govt. Ad Campaign Encourages LGBT Community to … Quit Smoking

One prominent religious leader came out swinging against it. 

Instead of Socialism, How About Making EVERYBODY a Capitalist?

Instead of Socialism, How About Making EVERYBODY a Capitalist?

The ESOP model would mean every worker is a capitalist who can profit from their company’s success.

Did Noam Chomsky Just Dish a Secret on Socialism in America?

Did Noam Chomsky Just Dish a Secret on Socialism in America?

At an event Tuesday, he said Bernie Sanders is ‘basically a mainstream New Deal Democrat.’ Is he right? 

Is the Current Economy Killing People?

Is the Current Economy Killing People?

According to the CDC, suicide rates are higher than during the Great Depression.

Canning is Getting Popular Again

Canning is Getting Popular Again

Three reasons which may be driving the resurgence.

Why Death Today Has No Meaning

Why Death Today Has No Meaning

According to Tolstoy, death no longer has meaning for civilized man.

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

Former CEO of McDonald’s: $15 Minimum Wage Will Cost Jobs

UC Berkeley recently offered a real-life case study on this very topic.

Princeton Prof Has the Ultimate Post about the Harriet Tubman $20

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