Government

On George Floyd, Donald Trump, and Social Progress

[Listen to the audio version here: https://soundcloud.com/user-31492767/on-george-floyd-donald-trump-and-social-progress-jttg-june-2020] A number of people have asked about my thoughts on the George Floyd situation, so I’ll explore that below.

Underdogs in Education (Part 2): Why College Tuition is So High

Image Credit: New America Foundation In Part 1, we discussed the battle between For-Profit schools and traditional colleges for education dollars and strategies underdogs can
employ to unseat incumbents. Do employers have a dog in this fight? Since many, if not most, people rank “getting a job” higher than
”learning” on the list of reasons why they …

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Three Freedoms We Should Be Fighting For

National holidays have inspired posts from this blog in the past. In the spirit of Independence Day, here are three national policy changes that Americans should be fighting for.

A Step In The Wrong Direction: Government Calorie Mandates

Government mandates on food production and consumption is nothing new, but this is disturbing:[[MORE]] “Mars Inc., the manufacturer of Snickers and many other convenience store treats, has decided to phase out chocolate products that exceed 250 calories per portion. By the end of 2013, consumers will no longer be able to purchase king-sized Snickers bars. …

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Occupy Wall Street Tangles With A One-Percenter

One of the most pervasive economic myths of all time: http://youtu.be/SjRTvX-wbtU?t=55s It’s the Fixed Pie Fallacy. The ranter’s anger is understandable, but misplaced. The CEO does an excellent job refuting the points of the Occupy Wall Street faction. Schiff–and the segment of the population he represents–isn’t the root cause of the recession.