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Can Social Security Privatization Guarantee You More Benefits at a Lower Cost? Andrew G. Biggs 09/30/2014
No, but the CBPP’s stance on budget accounting says it can.
The Sharing Economy Under Pressure Shane Tews 09/30/2014
Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.
Will Venture Capitalists Drive the Next Spectacular Breakthrough? Arnold Kling 09/29/2014
Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is a provocative and stimulating book, however, the Silicon Valley institutional structure may not drive the future as much as it has the recent past.
Good News from Africa Peter A. Coclanis 09/22/2014
The power of individuals and markets in the development process is key to the continued economic dynamism of sub-Saharan Africa.
The U-9 and the Realm of the Unexpected Ralph Kinney Bennett 09/19/2014
Exactly 100 years ago the world was reminded yet again that war — declared or undeclared — is in many ways a chronicle of disastrous assumptions and unpleasant surprises.
Why the Government Won't Let Colleges Reduce Tuition Ike Brannon 09/17/2014
Congress should give permission for private colleges to cooperate in cutting their tuition. It’s hard to see who would be hurt in the process.
Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses Michael M. Rosen 09/12/2014
Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.
Closing the Racial Gap in Education Jason L. Riley 09/10/2014
The usual explanation for the academic achievement gap is that blacks come from a lower socioeconomic background and their schools have fewer resources. But research finds the problem transcends class and its roots lie elsewhere.
The Improbable Practicality of the Humanities Edward Tenner 09/05/2014
Prospects for the humanities can be more promising than ever.
A Deficit of Reasoning on Jobs Derek Scissors 09/03/2014
The link between the balance of payments, GDP, and jobs is not as Paul Krugman and others assume.
 
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