Archive: Articles

Blame California’s Housing Shortage on Dubious Regulations
California's housing shortage is a political choice, just as are many of its other problems.
Craig Eyermann | August 24, 2019
Coding Academies and the Future of Higher Education
Unlike in traditional higher education, the student’s interests are very closely aligned with that of the school.
Richard Vedder | August 23, 2019
With the Right Reforms, Gene Therapy Can Cure Millions
Gene therapies carry tremendous potential, but this upside can only be realized via the comprehensive and coordinated reform of federal policies.
Ross Marchand | August 22, 2019
A Daycare in Every Neighborhood
Loosening Childcare Laws Could Make the Dream a Reality
Working families pay the price when we set needlessly high standards for who may care for children and narrow limits for where they may do so.
Nick Zaiac | August 21, 2019
Many Millennial ‘Socialists’ Aren’t Socialists
Only a small percentage of students correctly identify socialism as an economic system that abolishes private property in the major factors of production.
Benjamin Powell | August 20, 2019
Let Veterans Work
Don’t Let Licensing Rules Hold Back Our Veterans
If a former combat medic’s training is good enough to save the lives of wounded troops on the battlefield, it should be good enough for the general public.
Conor Norris | August 19, 2019
“Planting Trees” Disrupts the Carbon Tax Narrative
Conventional logic has assumed that penalizing emissions is the appropriate solution to climate change. But maybe that is totally wrong.
Robert P. Murphy | August 17, 2019
Bernie’s Labor Pains: Three Takeaways
There are several lessons to be learned from Bernie Sanders' recent trouble with his unionized, and apparently underpaid, labor force.
Art Carden | August 16, 2019
Universities as Rip-Offs: The Costly and Inefficient Edifice Complex
Outrageous expenditures are commonplace for campus buildings, we will let a somewhat decrepit classroom building deteriorate so we can fund the academic fad de jour.
Richard Vedder | August 15, 2019
If the Gig Economy Has Unintended Consequences, So Does Shutting It Down
Tech companies like Airbnb and Uber provide a living experience that was once inaccessible for all but the wealthiest.
Luka Ladan | August 14, 2019