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Banning E-Cigarette Sales Will Do More Harm than Good
Efforts to ban vaping are extremely unlikely to succeed and may push consumers toward harmful alternatives.
Raymond J. March | September 13, 2019
Lawmakers, Bureaucrats Need to End War on Video Games
Onerous government regulations of video games would raise prices on millions while harming mental health.
Ross Marchand | September 12, 2019
Bill de Blasio’s Hotel Cronyism
The mayor has run a bribe-oriented government, accepting money from entrenched interests in exchange for regulatory capture. His hotel proposal is the latest example.
The Mayor has governed like a lackey to monied interests, granting favors that help his career but hurt average New Yorkers.
Scott Beyer | September 11, 2019
Lunacy on Loans and Licensing
Revoking the license of professionals who default on student loans only makes it more difficult to repay them.
Conor Norris | September 10, 2019
College Board Drops Adversity Scores – Now for the SAT
Many accredited colleges and universities have stopped requiring SAT/ACT scores or de-emphasize their use in admissions decisions
Kristiana Bolzman | September 9, 2019
Consumers Say ‘End of the Road’ for Volkswagen’s Iconic Beetle
Free markets provide essential information that tells firms whether they have chosen wisely or poorly.
Art Carden | September 7, 2019
Why Cats Pay a Lower Price for CAT Scans
Increasing consumer exposure to prices and empowering them to pay medical expenses directly is key to keeping costs under control.
Ross Marchand | September 6, 2019
A Refresher on the National Debt—and Why It Matters for Millennials
Budget deficits may not be clickbait, but that shouldn’t overshadow extent of the problem or the need to address it.
Luka Ladan | September 5, 2019
Urban Agglomeration: More Growth, More Benefits
As Urbanized Areas Grow, They Develop Complex Economies that Further Drive Innovation and Prosperity.
Urban agglomerations drive our economy and create opportunity. Letting markets work is crucial to their continued growth.
Scott Beyer | September 4, 2019
Who Needs Harvard? Amazon University and Other Options
We need to find cheaper, better ways of certifying competence, both in identifying the best future workers, but also in training them for specific tasks.
Richard Vedder | September 3, 2019