Archive: Articles

In-Class Technology
Too Much of a Good Thing?
Students perform best with low or moderate levels of computer usage per day, prompting caution about pinning hopes or dollars on its use in class.
Kristiana Bolzman | June 27, 2019
Contra Foreign Travel Fearmongering, It’s Never Been Safer to Go Abroad
We should celebrate an ever-safer travel industry that creates jobs and opportunities for millions in the U.S. and overseas.
Ross Marchand | June 26, 2019
Historic Landmark Status Punishes Manhattan’s Iconic Strand Bookstore
The store has a new “partner,” the Preservation Commission, which has authority to block, alter, and delay business decisions.
Lawrence McQuillan | June 25, 2019
In Defense of Blowouts
People Respond to Incentives, Even on the Soccer Field
Are incentives always and everywhere decisive? No, but they definitely guide and change people’s behavior.
Art Carden | June 22, 2019
No Home When You Get Out
Zoning Reform for the Formerly Incarcerated
To ensure there are enough low-cost units on the market to house the formerly incarcerated as they return to their communities, towns and cities need to permit construction of low-cost housing typologies.
Nick Zaiac | June 21, 2019
Walmart Models Next-Level Business-Education Partnership
By working with educators to shape classes and degree programs to teach the skills they value, employers could build the workforce they need, often from within their existing labor force.
Kristiana Bolzman | June 20, 2019
California’s High-Speed Rail Is the Very Definition of a Boondoggle
It is an apt description for a high-speed rail project that has been plagued from the start by fanciful assumptions and the inability to identify a funding source for the vast majority of the project.
Adam B. Summers | June 19, 2019
Decline of the M.B.A., Fall of the Humanities: What’s Left?
Increasingly, kids look at colleges as sort of a sophisticated form of vocational education that once was a staple of many high schools.
Richard Vedder | June 18, 2019
Cigarette and Soda Taxes Don’t Save Many Lives
Selective excise taxes may raise revenue for the public sector by targeting the consumption of things that elites disdain, but they do not save millions of lives.
William F. Shughart II | June 15, 2019
Capitalism Remains the Best Way to Combat Extreme Poverty
Both in America and Abroad
The freer an economy becomes, the less likely its people are to become entrapped in extreme poverty.
Luka Ladan | June 14, 2019