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Wait–Is It Possible To Have Too Much Schooling?

Wait--Is It Possible To Have Too Much Schooling? There's a huge college premium not because you learn valuable job skills in college. There's a huge college premium because it certifies you as someone who is bright enough, diligent enough, and socially astute enough to finish a college degree.

Democracy in Chains Is The Perfect Book for the Age of Trump, But The Reasons Why Will Surprise You

Democracy in Chains is—ironically, given author Nancy MacLean’s progressive politics—the perfect book for a presidential administration that subordinates truth to alternative facts.

I Just Read Calestous Juma’s Innovation and Its Enemies

Juma’s excellent and entertaining Innovation and Its Enemies is an interesting tour through the histories of coffee, printing, margarine, farm machinery, transgenic crops, and other innovations that people have fought at various times. It reminded me that...

Want To Be A Problem Solver? Network Well.

When you’re networking, you’re reducing these costs—not only to your benefit but also to that of the people with whom you are networking. Here are a few thoughts on each.

Border Fences

Economists are fond of saying that there’s no such thing as a free lunch. It should also go without saying that there’s no such thing as a free border fence. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has proposed building a wall along our southern border. Even if we are successfully able to make Mexico pay for […]

Perhaps It’s Time To Revisit Hayek On Institutions

  The Republicans and Democrats have nominated two of the least popular presidential candidates in history. A lot of people are supporting simply because they are afraid of a presidency. A lot of people are supporting because they are afraid of a presidency. [tweet_quote display=”It’s a mistake to focus on who will wield the power-we […]

Muhammad Ali Defeated A Lot Of Opponents. He Cannot, However, Defeat The Laws Of Supply And Demand.

ESPN is reporting there’s outrage among some observers that people are scalping their “free” tickets to Ali’s memorial service in Louisville. Just as there is no such thing as a free lunch, there’s no such thing as a free ticket to a memorial service. quotes several people who disapprove of the buying and selling, including […]

Illegal Immigrants Don’t Lower Our Wages Or Take Our Jobs

Anti-immigration voters and candidates are on the wrong side of history and the wrong side of social science on this: opening the borders—even just a little bit—could make a huge difference for the world’s poor while making Americans richer as well.

Alabama’s 6th Congressional District: GOP Live Blog

Seven people are running for the GOP nomination. They debated at Samford University on March 31.

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