Many see Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren as two peas in the liberal Democratic pod but they are actually quite different. Bernie Sanders is a revolutionary who wants to change what he calls the rigged American system. He comes from a European political tradition, socialism, and seeks to turn the economic order upside down.
Sociologist Susan Mayer of the University of Chicago talks about her book What Money Can't Buy with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Mayer reports on her research which found that giving poor parents money had little measured effect on improving the lives of their children. She emphasizes the importance of accurately understanding the challenges facing children in poverty if the goal is to actually help them.
There were a number of interesting comments on my post in which I highlighted my review of co-blogger Bryan Caplan’s book Open Borders. Because few people read comments but I thought some of the comments worth responding to, I’m doing so here.
Columbia University public finance economist Wojciech Kopczuk, who is also editor-in-chief of the Journal of Public Economics, arguably the top journal in public finance, has a first-rate critique of a proposal by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman for taxing wealth. Saez and Zucman are professors of economics at University of California, Berkeley.
Hoover Institution fellow Victor Davis Hanson says that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ruined a “perfect con” by holding public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump after initially interviewing witnesses behind closed doors.
As America’s fiscal deficit nears $1 trillion for the first time since the financial crisis, the House Budget Committee held a hearing on Wednesday seeking answers to a crucial question: Does it pose a clear and present danger to the economy?
For most of my life I’ve been glad that America is a society that relies heavily on tipping. First, tipping allows us to reward excellent service. Second, in a world of rising economic inequality, a 30 to 50 percent tip is a small but direct way to redistribute money to those who are working hard to earn a living.
Kayode Fayemi gives a incisive insight into Nigeria’s 20 years of democratic journey in a speech delivered at a meeting in Washington DC, the United States, and titled: “Twenty Years of Democratization in Nigeria: Successes and Challenges”
The Canadian oil and gas and cattle industries are under fire at schools across Canada. Climate activist Steve Lee is taking aim at fossil fuel and meat consumption as part of his crusade to turn students into fellow activists.
The measure crops up frequently in discussions of education policies and, sometimes, products. But what the heck does it even mean? Charter advocates like to point to a CREDO study that shows urban charters giving students an additional 40 days of learning growth in math and 38 in reading.
Frank Dikotter's "How to Be a Dictator" charts the rise of eight dictators, including the founder of North Korea Kim Il-sung and Mao Zedong of China, examining the mobilization of resources that allowed them to remain in power for decades.