Archive: Articles

Are Intelligent Machines Coming for Your Job and Your Wages?
If technology were going to lead to widespread immiseration, it probably would have happened already.
Art Carden | July 16, 2019
America’s Garbage ‘Problem’ Concocted by Trashy Data
The United States - and other Western countries - largely keep their trash out of ecology’s way.
Ross Marchand | July 15, 2019
Yesterday, the Beatles, and the Value of Earned Success
The movie succeeds in entertaining, but it succeeds on another level as well by exploring the meaning and the dignity of work. 
Samuel R. Staley | July 13, 2019
So the President Has a Housing Task Force, but What Can the Feds Really Do?
Even though state and local governments will always play the central role in housing policy, the executive branch does have tools at its disposal.
Nick Zaiac | July 12, 2019
Betsy DeVos Is Right about Gainful Employment
There were a fair number of “bad actors” in for-profit higher education, but the same thing can be said of many public universities, which were exempt from such regulation.
Richard Vedder | July 11, 2019
Language-Based Disability Criteria Has No Place in Modern, Pluralistic America
Policymakers should scrap language considerations from the disability “grid” and reserve disability dollars for Americans that truly need them.
Ross Marchand | July 10, 2019
Are U.S. Cities Fiscally Insolvent?
Some Municipal Balance Sheets Raise Concerns, but Most Cities Are Okay.
Fiscal insolvency is a problem in specific cities, for specific reasons, and for which there are specific solutions, starting with pension reform.
Scott Beyer | July 9, 2019
Democratic Socialism Newspeak
A national debate would be more productive if both Sanders and his critics were clearer on the definition of socialism.
Benjamin Powell | July 8, 2019
San Francisco’s Vaping Ban Is Doomed To Go Up in Smoke
Government efforts to regulate away vices can also motivate more dangerous or unhealthy behaviors.
Raymond J. March | July 6, 2019
Apollo 11 Highlights Human Capacity for Technical Achievement
Most viewers are likely to benefit most by viewing the documentary Apollo 11 for what it is: a tribute to human sacrifice, ingenuity, and technical achievement.
Samuel R. Staley | July 5, 2019