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Developing Countries Lead in Education Innovation
Catherine Straus, Lawrence J. McQuillan | June 1, 2018

As We Await the Janus Decision, Catholics Should Re-Examine Support for Unions
Adam B. Summers | June 1, 2018

Venezuela’s Road to Serfdom
Benjamin Powell | June 1, 2018

Education Startup OnlineDegree.com Makes the First Year of College Tuition-Free
Richard K. Vedder | May 30, 2018

Can the Market Really Work in Health Care?
John C. Goodman | May 30, 2018

Problems with the Market Monetarist Approach to “Explaining” the Economy
Robert P. Murphy | May 29, 2018

Why Is Public Support for State Universities Declining?
Richard K. Vedder | May 29, 2018

Minimum Wages Might Mean Fewer Benefits, So Let’s Not #Fightfor15
Art Carden | May 29, 2018

Real Patriotism on Memorial Day Means Losing Fewer Soldiers in Meaningless Wars
Ivan Eland | May 25, 2018

Should Schools Require Foreign Languages? Doubtful.
Art Carden | May 25, 2018

Let’s Restore Constitutional Protections on U.S. College Campuses
William J. Watkins Jr. | May 25, 2018

Fighting Bias with Business
David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito | May 25, 2018

Why Is the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Conference Backing Compulsory Union Speech?
Adam B. Summers | May 23, 2018

SURPRISE! Banning Styrofoam Creates All Kinds of Problems Including Environmental Ones
Katie Colton, William F. Shughart II | May 23, 2018

Yes, Carbon and Other Taxes Make Gas Ridiculously Expensive
Robert P. Murphy | May 22, 2018

Learning by Earning: Why Student Investment Groups Are Better than Internships
Richard K. Vedder | May 21, 2018

Cut the Red Tape to Get More Affordable Housing
Art Carden | May 18, 2018

Four Problems with Research in American Universities
Richard K. Vedder | May 18, 2018

The Sea Is Rising, but Not Because of Climate Change
S. Fred Singer | May 18, 2018

The FDA Should Quit Regulating Nicotine Cold Turkey
Raymond J. March | May 17, 2018

High-Deductible Health Insurance: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
John C. Goodman | May 16, 2018

Genetic Evidence Just Identified a Brutal Killer-Rapist, but Privacy Alarmists Want It Barred from Courtrooms
K. Lloyd Billingsley | May 14, 2018

Malcolm X’s Forgotten Kindred Soul
David T. Beito, Linda Royster Beito | May 14, 2018

‘Kill All The Administrators’ (Not Really)
Richard K. Vedder | May 11, 2018

The Senate Should Nix the Nomination of Gina Haspel to Lead the CIA
Ivan Eland | May 11, 2018

Do Daycare Workers Need College Degrees? Adam Smith Probably Wouldn’t Think So
Art Carden | May 9, 2018

Racial Disparities and the High Cost of Low Debates
Ben Wilterdink | May 8, 2018

Academic Freedom, Intellectual Diversity and the Charles Koch Foundation
Richard K. Vedder | May 8, 2018

The Second Amendment Is Here to Stay
K. Lloyd Billingsley | May 7, 2018

Is Tenure Dying? Does It Matter?
Richard K. Vedder | May 4, 2018

What Universities Need: More Skin in the Game
Richard K. Vedder | May 3, 2018

Reaming Owners and Other Renters with Rent Control
Gary M. Galles | May 3, 2018

What’s Missing from Condoleezza Rice’s Report on College Basketball
Richard K. Vedder | May 1, 2018

How Republicans Can Fix What Democrats Got Wrong on Health Care
John C. Goodman | April 30, 2018

What Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged Teaches Us about the Insufficiency of Good Intentions
Art Carden | April 30, 2018

The Constitution v. Court Precedent
Gary M. Galles | April 27, 2018

Lessons for Millennials from Cuba’s New Leader
K. Lloyd Billingsley | April 27, 2018

How Should We Think about Public Policy Proposals? Government-By-Unicorn
Art Carden | April 27, 2018

A New Hearing for a Convicted Double Murderer Because of Proposition 57 is ‘So Wrong’
K. Lloyd Billingsley | April 26, 2018

Why Universities Run Like Medieval Manors
Richard K. Vedder | April 25, 2018

Tariffs Are Bad Policy
Darren Hudson, Benjamin Powell | April 25, 2018

The Invisible Hand Brings Me Almonds
Art Carden | April 23, 2018

If Democracy Is in ‘Crisis,’ We Should Turn to the Marketplace
Gary M. Galles | April 23, 2018

Russia’s ‘Keep It in the Ground’ Ploy to Stifle American Oil
William F. Shughart II | April 23, 2018

On the 19th Anniversary of Columbine—Child Safety Accounts: Protecting Our Children with Freedom
Tim Benson | April 23, 2018



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