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Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan
The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made
It is mind-boggling in the potential harm it would pose to our nation.
Richard Vedder | May 8, 2019
Warren Buffett Warns Movers to Avoid States with Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities
Unsurprisingly, a public pension plan with an ever-growing mountain of pension debt costs much more for the taxpayer to operate than the one without.
Anil Niraula | May 7, 2019
But What About Traffic?
The Case for Road Pricing
Building more housing will inevitably cause more congestion. The answer is to price the space where the congestion occurs.
Scott Beyer | May 6, 2019
Let Kids Be Kids Again
Their Future Depends on It
Ensuring that kids have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to handle uncertainty starts early.
Ben Wilterdink | May 4, 2019
Debate in America has Grown Too Fossilized
Take a Journey Outside Your Comfort Zone
The most interesting thoughts and conclusions come when the mind actually grapples with different ideas about the world.
Ross Marchand | May 3, 2019
Millennials MIA Among U.S. Entrepreneur Class
Why It Really Matters
Without a healthy and robust business startup community, our long-term economic health will suffer.
Samuel R. Staley | May 2, 2019
Two Paths to Improve How Localities Pay for Services and Amenities
Crowding and straining existing infrastructure are key concerns that proponents of new development must overcome. Some solutions are better than others.
Nick Zaiac | May 1, 2019
The Importance of Design Thinking
The world is not made for ideas, be they brilliant technologies or efficient policies, but rather people. Understanding people must come first.
Ryan Khurana | April 30, 2019
If You Love Forests, Let Them Burn
It’s time to embrace fire as a natural part of the American landscape and a crucial means of preventing devastating blazes.
William F. Shughart II | April 29, 2019
Who Pays for Tariffs and Trade Restrictions?
Consumers Do.
Just because someone is legally responsible for paying a tax or tariff doesn’t mean that they actually bear the economic burden of the tariff.
Art Carden | April 27, 2019