Economics

WTH Happened to Argentina’s Economy? This Chart WIll Show You...

WTH Happened to Argentina’s Economy? This Chart WIll Show You...

In 1900 Americans and Argentinians had basically the same standard of living. Today it's not even close.  

The Logical Fallacy of 'Hasty Counter-Example'

The Logical Fallacy of 'Hasty Counter-Example'

People commit it ALL THE TIME today, and it's annoying

7 Relevant Quotes for Tax Day

7 Relevant Quotes for Tax Day

Words to ponder in the face of a lighter wallet...

Study: Vocational Classes Keep High School Students Interested

Study: Vocational Classes Keep High School Students Interested

Students who took a number of vocational courses in high school were more likely to graduate from high school.
 

Is It Important to Support Small Businesses?

Is It Important to Support Small Businesses?

It's a way we can actually make a difference.

Is Kleptocracy the Most Common Form of Government?

Is Kleptocracy the Most Common Form of Government?

Kleptocracy means 'rule by thieves'

Ben Franklin’s 7 Steps to Financial Success
What the Poor Need the Most?

What the Poor Need the Most?

It goes against much of our modern thinking.

Why Students Today are Financially Illiterate

Why Students Today are Financially Illiterate

It all goes back to how much the teacher knows.

Why Some of Us Work So Hard

Why Some of Us Work So Hard

If you make it into the upper middle class, you're going to have to work to stay there.

Why care about Pope Francis’ new document on marriage and family?

Why care about Pope Francis’ new document on marriage and family?

Having reasonably happy marriages and families is crucial for the health of society.

How Gardening Helps Save Money

How Gardening Helps Save Money

"The average American household forks out $6,759 a year on food, or 12.6 percent of total spending, according to the Consumer Expenditure Survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Of that, $756 is spent on fruits and vegetables, and $2,787 on the high cost of eating out.”

Study: 1 in 4 College Freshmen Need Remedial Education

Study: 1 in 4 College Freshmen Need Remedial Education

“With an average of two remedial classes taken per student, the half million recent high school graduates and their families overall paid an extra $3,000 for skills and content they should have learned in high school.”

Chicago Public Schools has a $1 billion deficit!?!

Chicago Public Schools has a $1 billion deficit!?!

And an overall $11 billion hole in its budget -- no wonder there was a teacher strike.

Is conspicuous consumption the cause of plummeting birth rates?

Is conspicuous consumption the cause of plummeting birth rates?

Keeping up with the Jones can drive families into debt and make them envious and miserable.

Left and Right: Why Not Work Together on Poverty?

Left and Right: Why Not Work Together on Poverty?

A tiresome false dichotomy bedevils political debate about the causes of poverty.

College Isn't for Everyone

College Isn't for Everyone

In our quest to get more impoverished kids into college, have we actually doomed them to a life of greater poverty?

When Socialism Works

When Socialism Works

Sanders-Style Economics Will Undo Any Large Society

Why FDR was against Public Employee Unions

Why FDR was against Public Employee Unions

In the case Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the Supreme Court announced a 4-4 vote on March 29, 2016. The tie was due to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. For teachers unions around the country it was a great victory that would have likely not happened. FDR likely would have been disappointed.

Searching for a Political Jesus

Searching for a Political Jesus

Government can establish a legal order in which you can pursue happiness, but it cannot give you happiness. 

Millennials Want Socialism, But Don’t Want to Foot the Bill for It

Millennials Want Socialism, But Don’t Want to Foot the Bill for It

In the quest for equality, will millennials actually find themselves under more constraint and bondage than they could have imagined?

Huxley’s Disturbing Prophecy

Huxley’s Disturbing Prophecy

Huxley's 1947 foreword to 'Brave New World' contains a jarring prediction.

If Parents Stopped Enabling Their Kids, Maybe There Wouldn’t be as much Student Loan Debt

If Parents Stopped Enabling Their Kids, Maybe There Wouldn’t be as much Student Loan Debt

Too many parents are helping their children take out massive loans for colleges they can’t afford.

How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

How Ice Cream Won the Cold War

The larger system of innovation is built on the quest for comfort, for entertainment, for what often looks like decadence.

Uh-Oh... This is What Happens When There are Too Many Young People in the World

Uh-Oh... This is What Happens When There are Too Many Young People in the World

"At no point in recorded history has our world been so demographically lopsided..."

Feminist: Women Can’t Have It All

Feminist: Women Can’t Have It All

A high-powered feminist came clean in The Atlantic. 

It’s Refreshing to Hear about These Frugal Pro Athletes

It’s Refreshing to Hear about These Frugal Pro Athletes

These two pro athletes are bucking the trend. 

Chicago Low-Income Housing Voucher: $4,000/mo.

Chicago Low-Income Housing Voucher: $4,000/mo.

The inequity of the program is insane. 

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