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The Data Don't Speak for Themselves

Blog03/23/2019

Problems with data are yet another reason why empirical science is never “settled.”

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Private Education: The Key to Educating the Poor

Blog02/18/2019

In the developing world, government schools are notable for corruption, low quality, and few options. Private schools have stepped up to provide services where governments have failed.

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Randomized Controlled Trials and Economic Questions

Blog12/27/2018

The Austrians have long argued that equilibrium models of economic phenomena cannot capture the causal, realistic aspect of human behavior. "All things are subject to the law of cause and effect," says Menger in the famous opening line of his Principles of Economics. Formal economic...

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The School Safety Debacle

EducationMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/24/2018

Since public schools are funded through tax dollars, the schools don't really care if their safety measures are done in a way that treats students with the sort of respect paying customers would likely receive.

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How Privatized Neighborhoods Could Make Trick-or-Treating Even Better

U.S. History

Blog10/31/2018

Not every neighborhood resident likes the trick-or-treat tradition of Halloween. But an answer can be found in a better adherence to property rights.

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Nordhaus and Romer

Blog10/08/2018

The 2018 Nobel Prize in economics has gone to Yale's William Nordhaus for work in environmental economics and NYU's Paul Romer for work on economic growth. Both have long been considered front-runners for...

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