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The Growth in Tuition Insurance
Richard K. Vedder | June 19, 2019

New Study Admits Even Modest Carbon Tax Would Hurt the Next Two Generations
Robert P. Murphy | June 18, 2019

A Parade of Imperial Presidencies
Ivan Eland | June 18, 2019

In Defense of Blowouts: People Respond to Incentives, Even on the Soccer Field
Art Carden | June 17, 2019

The Most Important Health Reform of All
John C. Goodman | June 17, 2019

California’s High-Speed Rail Is the Very Definition of a Boondoggle
Adam B. Summers | June 17, 2019

Joe Biden Needs a Lesson on China
K. Lloyd Billingsley | June 14, 2019

Decline of the M.B.A., Fall of the Humanities: What’s Left?
Richard K. Vedder | June 11, 2019

Forget Paris: On the Second Anniversary of Trump’s Pullout
Robert P. Murphy | June 10, 2019

Taxpayers Shouldn’t Get Stuck with a $1.5 Trillion Loan Default Tab
Richard K. Vedder | June 10, 2019

Why the Left Doesn’t Understand Health Care
John C. Goodman | June 8, 2019

Newsom Ignores Real Problem Facing State’s Teachers: Living in California
Kristiana Bolzman | June 7, 2019

Markets Can Handle Climate Change
William F. Shughart II | June 7, 2019

Are Universities Increasingly Liars and Con Artists?
Richard K. Vedder | June 5, 2019

Don’t Cry for Argentina, Yet
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | June 3, 2019

Economists Have Been “Useful Idiots” for the Green Socialists
Robert P. Murphy | June 3, 2019

Semi-Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene
Art Carden | May 31, 2019

Child Safety Accounts Could Offer Lifeline to Thousands of Students
Vicki E. Alger, Tim Benson | May 30, 2019

We’re All ‘These People’ to Someone Else
Art Carden | May 30, 2019

I Left My Kids in the Car Alone for a Few Minutes. You Won’t Believe What Happened Next.
Art Carden | May 29, 2019

Harvard Is an Embarrassment to American Higher Education
Richard K. Vedder | May 29, 2019

Subpoenas and Threats--Democrats Are Doing It This Time; Republicans Have Done It in the Past
William J. Watkins Jr. | May 24, 2019

SAT’s Adversity Index: Academic Excellence or Socioeconomic Diversity?
Richard K. Vedder | May 24, 2019

Why Employers Pay Too Much for Health Care
John C. Goodman | May 22, 2019

Free Speech on Campus—Discourage Donations to Schools That Refuse to Implement It
Ronald L. Trowbridge | May 21, 2019

Memo to George Soros and Charles Koch: Fund Campus Debates
Richard K. Vedder | May 21, 2019

The Other Road to Socialism
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | May 20, 2019

Electronic Health Records: Good, Bad and Ugly
John C. Goodman | May 17, 2019

A Lot of Deception about School Choice
Vicki E. Alger, Lennie Jarratt | May 17, 2019

The Myth of Free College
Vicki E. Alger | May 15, 2019

Four Low Tech Ways to Lower Tuition Fees by 10 to 30%
Richard K. Vedder | May 14, 2019

Read Hayek as if Your Children’s Lives Depend on It
Art Carden | May 13, 2019

The Insanity of the Push for Rent Control
Benjamin Powell | May 13, 2019

‘Feeling’ the Tax Cut with Joe Biden
K. Lloyd Billingsley | May 9, 2019

What I Bet You Don’t Know about Health Savings Accounts
John C. Goodman | May 8, 2019

Ayn Rand’s ‘The Fountainhead’ Shows Us that There’s More to Life Than Money
Art Carden | May 8, 2019

University Trustee of the Decade, My Texas Hero: Renegade Regent Wallace Hall
Richard K. Vedder | May 7, 2019

Being Right in Left-Wing California
Ronald L. Trowbridge | May 4, 2019

The Collegiate War Against Academic Excellence and Its Consequences
Richard K. Vedder | May 2, 2019

Occupational Licensing Has Become a Major Regulatory Burden on Our Economy
Benjamin Powell | April 30, 2019

Millennials MIA among U.S. Entrepreneur Class: Why It Really Matters
Samuel R. Staley | April 29, 2019

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
William F. Shughart II | April 27, 2019

Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan: The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made
Richard K. Vedder | April 24, 2019

Does Attending Elite Colleges Make You Happy? Lessons from the Admissions Scandal
Richard K. Vedder | April 23, 2019

Who Pays for Tariffs and Trade Restrictions? Consumers Do.
Art Carden | April 23, 2019

Wisconsin Deserves Full Transparency about School Vouchers
Martin Lueken, Vicki E. Alger | April 22, 2019

Agenda for Seniors
John C. Goodman | April 21, 2019



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