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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
Is ‘Energy Independence’ a Worthy Goal?
Lower energy prices brought about by increased foreign trade would mean lower prices for most things and, therefore, greater scope for flourishing.
Art Carden | May 18, 2019
High Housing Costs Are Not Just Limited to Big Cities
How Decades of Tight Zoning Suffocated Small Town Vermont
Unlike the costs of labor or building materials, land-use regulation costs are created by law and can be lowered by lawmaker action.
Nick Zaiac | May 17, 2019
Hey Government! It’s Time to Make Child Care Affordable
Given that fewer than one in three children have a stay at home parent, the need for affordable nonparental childcare is imperative.
Kelly Lester | May 16, 2019
Charging Patients More Upfront Leads to More Affordable Healthcare
More skin in the game means lower costs for consumers and eventually taxpayers via lower federal health program costs.
Ross Marchand | May 15, 2019
The Insanity of the Push for Rent Control
The nationwide retreat of rent control was consistent with the thrust of decades of economic research, and the new controls fly in the face of that research.
Benjamin Powell | May 14, 2019
UN Biodiversity Report Confirms the Sky Is Not Falling
The UN report (subtly) admits what many in the press won’t: indicators aren’t so bad, and capitalism can help save the environment.
Ross Marchand | May 13, 2019