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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
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Nathaniel J. Bennett | 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
Rebecca Sklar, Lawrence J. McQuillan | 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
George L. Tibbitts, Lawrence J. McQuillan | August 6, 2018

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

How Do You Grow Steel in South Dakota?
Art Carden | August 3, 2018

How ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Helps Us Understand the Outrage Over U.S. Immigration Policies that Separated Families
Samuel R. Staley | August 2, 2018

College Athletes Are Worth Millions. They Should Be Paid Like It.
Art Carden | July 28, 2018

With Twelve Billion Dollars We Could Buy So Much Voltron Cosplay
Art Carden | July 27, 2018

Lower Cost, Higher Quality Health Care Is Right at Our Fingertips
John C. Goodman | July 27, 2018

The Next Ice Age
S. Fred Singer | July 24, 2018

How Authoritarians Use Capitalism to Bolster Their Oppressive Regimes
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | July 23, 2018

Diversity and Other Administrative Monstrosities: The Case of the University of Michigan
Richard K. Vedder | July 23, 2018

Rent Control and Inclusionary Housing Policies are Self-Interested and Harmful
Gary M. Galles | July 23, 2018

Do You Want Pirates? Because Trade Restrictions Are How You Get Pirates.
Art Carden | July 22, 2018

Colorado State, Rutgers, Eastern Michigan University: Fiscal Insanity in College Sports
Richard K. Vedder | July 20, 2018

Will a New Stadium Make Your City Richer?
Art Carden | July 20, 2018

Legalizing Pot Sales Means...Higher Home Values?
Art Carden | July 18, 2018

$33,000 Academic Journal Articles that Almost No One Reads
Richard K. Vedder | July 18, 2018

Right-to-Try Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Raymond J. March | July 18, 2018

Ending the Gridlock on Immigration Reform
Benjamin Powell | July 18, 2018



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