Archive: Articles

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
State Flexibility Is Key to Improving Medicaid
With greater experimentation, states can turn around Medicaid’s lackluster outcomes and help millions of beneficiaries lead better lives.
Ross Marchand | April 26, 2019
Kim Kardashian Proves You Don’t Need Grad School
Kim Kardashian West has announced that she is becoming a lawyer without going to law school—and she’s really on to something.
Kristiana Bolzman | April 25, 2019
Wabash Democracy and Public Discourse Initiative
WDPD seeks to develop a new generation of leaders committed to an open exchange of ideas to resolve the many seemingly intractable problems we face.
Alexandra Hudson | April 24, 2019
The Verdict on Tax Day 2019: Less Painful Than Its Predecessors
Tax Day has come and gone, and millions of Americans came away better off than in years past.
Luka Ladan | April 23, 2019
The Middle-Class Is Hollowing Out, and That’s Okay
Societies can indeed become more prosperous on the whole, even as their middle classes hollow out.
Ross Marchand | April 22, 2019
First Generation Universities, the New CCNY
Florida International
The school's mission is to provide access to large numbers, giving educational opportunities opening the door to occupational opportunities.
Richard Vedder | April 20, 2019
Thank, Don’t Blame, the Tax Reform for a Smaller Refund
Don’t blame the Tax Cut and Jobs Act if you got a smaller refund—celebrate the awesome things not loaning the government more money every month allowed you to do!
Elliot Young | April 19, 2019