David Youngberg

David Youngberg is an associate professor of economics at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD.

Recent blog posts by this author

Income Is Determined by the Scarcity of Your Contribution, Not the Value of Human Worth

In a few months’ time, my wife and I will send our second child to daycare. Like all parents, nothing is more precious to us than our children. So it’s surprising that the people whom parents trust to take care of their kids—childcare workers and...

The Rosetta Stone's Hidden Lesson on Taxes and Special Interests

Tax season is a good time to remind us that the history of taxes tells the story of whole civilizations. What is taxed, and how much is it taxed, tells us what the rulers valued. What was exempt tells us who had the political pull to be excluded...

Teacher Compensation Is Just Fine, Quit Rate Data Suggest

When North Carolina teachers joined a growing list of recent teacher protests and walked out earlier this month, objecting low pay, it was a little odd. North Carolina teachers make about $46,000 a year, the same as the state’s average wage. It’s...