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Capitalism Mitigates Natural Disasters
Benjamin Powell | September 24, 2018

Reforms to Campus Sexual Abuse Policy Rattle Congress
Wendy McElroy | September 20, 2018

Bullying for Dollars: American College Football
Richard K. Vedder | September 20, 2018

Africa’s Reform Conundrum and Zimbabwe’s Tragedy
George B. N. Ayittey | September 18, 2018

What You Need to Know about Medicare for All, Part II
John C. Goodman | September 17, 2018

Even Professors Increasingly Question Whether College Is for Everyone
Richard K. Vedder | September 14, 2018

What You Need to Know about Medicare for All, Part I
John C. Goodman | September 14, 2018

Some of the World’s Most Powerful Banks Push Policies Circumventing Constitution and Federal Laws
Stephen P. Halbrook | September 13, 2018

Preventing Price Gouging Will Make Hurricane Florence Damage Worse
Art Carden | September 13, 2018

Government Is Not So Neutral on Net Neutrality
Adam B. Summers | September 12, 2018

Rudeness in Political Debate Might Not Be So Rude
Gary M. Galles | September 11, 2018

For Parents Only—the Dark Side of College and the Path Toward Healing
Samuel R. Staley | September 10, 2018

University of Akron: End Physics Majors but Become a Leader in Video Games
Richard K. Vedder | September 9, 2018

Helping Make College Application Decisions: Private Admission Counselors
Richard K. Vedder | September 7, 2018

Measuring Economic Injustice against Women in Saudi Arabia and around the World
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Maureen Cowhey | September 6, 2018

Nazisplaining Made Easy
K. Lloyd Billingsley | September 5, 2018

Kavanaugh Hearings: When Law and Politics Become One
William J. Watkins, Jr. | September 4, 2018

Higher Education: Then (1965) and Now
Richard K. Vedder | September 3, 2018

Why Is Obamacare More Popular than the GOP Tax Cuts?
John C. Goodman | September 3, 2018

Trump and the End of the ‘Oil Crisis’
S. Fred Singer | September 1, 2018

The Idea That the Fed Is ‘Independent’ Is Absurd
Robert P. Murphy | August 31, 2018

The DOJ’s Potential Plans to Create Title IX Sex Offender Database
Wendy McElroy | August 29, 2018

If Our Founders Sat on the Senate Judiciary Committee During Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings
Gary M. Galles | August 28, 2018

A Good Idea: More Job Earnings Data on the College Scorecard
Richard K. Vedder | August 27, 2018

How Many Immigrants Are Here? Ignorance Fuels the Rise of Nationalism
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | August 27, 2018

Taking the Law into Their Own Hands, in a Good Way
Nathaniel J. Bennett, Lawrence J. McQuillan | August 24, 2018

Billions in the School Supplies ‘Poorhouse’
Vicki E. Alger | August 24, 2018

The Solution for ‘Robogeddon’ Is Rapid Retraining, Not Guaranteed Income
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Rebecca Sklar | August 24, 2018

How Turkey Is Overrated as a Strategic Ally
Ivan Eland | August 23, 2018

Why the Pre-Existing Conditions Argument Is Killing Republican Candidates
John C. Goodman | August 21, 2018

Weak Public Support for Universities Will Hurt Them Financially
Richard K. Vedder | August 20, 2018

Breastfeeding Controversy Shows Need for Private Efforts—Not Government Campaigns
Raymond J. March | August 17, 2018

The Moratorium on Soda Taxes Puts California on the Right Track
Josh T. Smith, William F. Shughart II | August 17, 2018

California Criminal Guide: Tips for Thugs
K. Lloyd Billingsley | August 14, 2018

Emmett Till, a New Investigation, and Vindication of T.R.M. Howard
David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito | August 13, 2018

Trump Throws a Life Belt to People Who Buy Their Own Health Insurance
John C. Goodman | August 12, 2018

A Carbon Tax
A Useless Solution to a Nonexistent Problem

S. Fred Singer | August 10, 2018

Sanctions on Iran Won’t Do What Trump Wants Them to Do
Ivan Eland | August 10, 2018

College Financial Viability: The View of Campus CFOs
Richard K. Vedder | August 9, 2018

Replacements for Plastic Straws Have Their Own Problems
William F. Shughart II, Brian Isom | August 9, 2018

The Cost of Neglecting Our History
Richard K. Vedder | August 6, 2018

How to Eliminate the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Lawrence J. McQuillan, George L. Tibbitts | August 6, 2018

Race and College Admissions: Harvard and Chicago
Richard K. Vedder | August 3, 2018



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