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Posts in category “Economics”

McArdle’s Guide to Failing Well

In The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key …

Posted April 14th, 2014

The Sharing Economy’s Undead Capital, and Its Discontents

Out in the LED-lit, LEED-certified halls of Silicon Valley, the past few …

Posted April 14th, 2014

Discrimination Is a Distraction from Real Wage Gap Causes

The White House of late has been peddling the claim that women …

Posted April 10th, 2014

Comcast Swallows Time Warner, With Democrats for Dessert

Comcast’s blockbuster acquisition of Time Warner Cable for a cool $45 billion …

Posted April 8th, 2014

The Flash Boys vs. the Market Machines

Imagine if, every time you tried to place an order on the …

Posted April 3rd, 2014

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

The Greatest Trick the Devil Ever Played

Every Sunday, the rector of my church appends a brief note of …

Posted March 27th, 2014

Even If Hobby Lobby Wins, We Lose

Closing on Sundays doesn’t make up for the disembedding nature of big box stores.

Posted March 25th, 2014

China and India Offer Russia Tepid Support

As coverage of the standoff between Russia and Ukraine continues and debate …

Posted March 11th, 2014

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

A Painean Policy Proposal from a Beltway Burkean

Last week, just as the East Coast descended into a terrifying world …

Posted February 19th, 2014

Scott Walker Hints at Bush Sequel With Misguided Tax Cuts

Gov. Scott Walker has fashioned a reputation as a fiscal steward and …

Posted February 17th, 2014

Fixing Our Model of Meritocracy

When we debate affirmative action, it’s hard to get hard data. We …

Posted February 10th, 2014

Eric Cantor Picks the Right 40 Yard Lines

The GOP is finally revamping its agenda to look out for workers, not just their bosses.

Posted February 10th, 2014

Why Obama Shouldn’t Fear a GOP Senate Takeover

Conventional wisdom says the Obama administration is effectively toast if Republicans capture …

Posted February 7th, 2014

How the GOP Sold Out Middle America for Corporate America

Republicans betrayed their voters to the boardrooms of their donors.

Posted January 31st, 2014

Lobbyists, Private Goods, and the Public Good

Last summer I tried to tease out the complications of adopting libertarian-populist …

Posted January 30th, 2014