Archive: Articles

Four Low Tech Ways to Lower Tuition Fees by 10 to 30 Percent
To make themselves more attractive, colleges need to become leaner, cheaper, and more relevant.
Richard Vedder | June 1, 2019
Let’s Ditch the Census
Innovation in enumeration can lead to more accurate data, giving policymakers a wealth of useful information without the stain of politics.
Ross Marchand | May 30, 2019
End Monopoly Protections to Fix PG&E and Other Utilities
What consumers really need is competition, not more politicization of the gas and electricity markets.
Adam B. Summers | May 29, 2019
The Revolution You’ve Never Heard Of
The Group of Subversive Citizens Reclaiming the Civic Sphere
Local innovators and problems solvers across the country are working to re-weave our social fabric in our divided moment.
Alexandra Hudson | May 28, 2019
The Myth of Free College
If history teaches us anything it’s that we can’t subsidize our way to college affordability.
Vicki Alger | May 25, 2019
Millennial Attitudes Are Out of Sync with Economic Realities
There are plenty of reasons for Millennials—and all Americans—to be optimistic.
Luka Ladan | May 24, 2019
Adversity Scores Set Students Up to Fail
Instead of focusing on increasing diversity in education, we should be focusing on preparing our diverse students to achieve success themselves.
Kristiana Bolzman | May 23, 2019
We Should End Tax Giveaways to Electric Vehicle Owners
They share the roads; they need to share the costs.
William F. Shughart II | May 22, 2019
Prospects for Paid Family Leave
Competition or Coercion
Instead of coercion, either through increased taxes or mandates that employers provide certain compensation packages, let employers battle it out!
Elliot Young | May 21, 2019
Before Spending More on Vocational Training, Let’s Ensure It Meets Market Needs
To provide a real alternative to higher education, states and schools offering vocational programs should align vocational education with market needs.
Kristiana Bolzman | May 20, 2019