The debate over the National Science Foundation study of Twitter is getting off track. The sole issue at stake is whether it is appropriate for the government to fund Truthy — no matter how worthwhile it may be.
Columbus Day is a most unusual American holiday and has become a day 'to celebrate not only an intrepid searcher but the dreams and opportunities that brought so many here after him.'
The growing trend of public redevelopment has increased cronyism, land confiscation, and waste.
Fifty years after the first rapid train began its scheduled service, this comfortable, safe, and efficient mode of transport still has not caught on in North America.
No, but the CBPP’s stance on budget accounting says it can.
Uber, Lyft and Airbnb’s regulatory roadblocks continue.
If scientists cannot or will not explain the issue, then farmers have very little chance of protecting a technology that has immense value to consumers.
New Treasury Department regulations aimed at restricting corporate inversions are more about politics than policy. They won’t help the economy and may have the unintended effect of prompting companies to move management control abroad.
The power of individuals and markets in the development process is key to the continued economic dynamism of sub-Saharan Africa.
Exactly 100 years ago the world was reminded yet again that war — declared or undeclared — is in many ways a chronicle of disastrous assumptions and unpleasant surprises.
Congress should give permission for private colleges to cooperate in cutting their tuition. It’s hard to see who would be hurt in the process.
Military leaders must build the optimal balance between special and conventional forces, or risk relearning the lessons of previous conflicts in a future one.
The usual explanation for the academic achievement gap is that blacks come from a lower socioeconomic background and their schools have fewer resources. But research finds the problem transcends class and its roots lie elsewhere.
The minimum wage is a facile non-solution for the complicated problem of poverty in America.
The link between the balance of payments, GDP, and jobs is not as Paul Krugman and others assume.
Proposed regulations of oil-bearing trains pose several challenges and divert us from more important safety questions.
The FDA's proposed regulation should not go forward in its current form, or it will undermine efforts to persuade smokers to switch to e-cigarettes and will endanger public health.
If you don’t like price rationing, please explain how limited supplies of a good are to be allocated.
In an otherwise bitterly partisan political environment, two recent policy proposals from both sides of the aisle share core ideas for reforming anti-poverty programs.
The Miller-Sanders bill addresses the immediate crisis, but underlying structural defects must be corrected if we are to avoid more problems again soon.