Faced with a Republican-dominated federal government, will progressives choose cities as their new political battlegrounds? Continue reading Does Portland’s CEO Tax Indicate Progressive Shift to Local Focus?
The past election cycle displayed plenty of desire to fight, but sadly little inclination for debate. Continue reading The Lost Art of Debate
If America is to survive a Trump presidency, citizens and law makers will have to stop looking the other way on executive overreach when it’s convenient. Continue reading Stakes is High
Chinese subsidies are harmful, but not to American consumers. Continue reading Americans Aren’t the Ones Who Should Be Mad about Chinese “Dumping”
Less political choice means worse politicians. Continue reading The Political Impoverishment of America
The 2015 Census report indicates a recovering America. But household income data are reliably opaque. Continue reading Census Data Are Weird
There’s no shortage of lessons for us to learn from the unfolding Mylan scandal. It’s practically a study in the consequences of an uncompetitive market and bureaucratic cynicism. Among all the take-aways from this episode, there’s one thing that stands … Continue reading The Value of Inferior Products
Two leaked letters between staff and administrators at the Smith College School for Social Work have led to mass student protests of perceived institutional racism. Professors alleged that admissions staff were doing a disservice–particularly to minority students–by admitting unprepared students … Continue reading Smith College Protests: Beneath Outrage, Statistical Confusion
Given the historically unpopular candidates presented to us, 2016 should be the year Americans are encouraged to expand our political horizons. Instead, people interested in a non-binary choice this election face a litany of derisions and insistences that their political … Continue reading No, Voting Third Party Isn’t a Waste
A new study of 24 medical schools across 12 states by Dr. Anupam B. Jena, Andrew R. Olenski, and Daniel M. Blumenthal—all of Harvard Medical School—shows that male and female doctors are often paid disparate salaries, even when accounting for … Continue reading Doctor Paidless? Eh, Maybe.