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The Truth, Probably

We will never attain certainty about our concerns, but with care and luck we approach it by increments. Above all, we learn to be skeptical of grand visions and their visionaries.

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‘The American Banking System Might Not Last Until Monday’

Learning from the crises you’ve forgotten.

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Flash Point: New Oil-by-Rail Rules

Proposed regulations of oil-bearing trains pose several challenges and divert us from more important safety questions.

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A Flawed E-Cigarette Regulation

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.

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Peanut Butter’s Many Inventors

The popular product illustrates both the opportunities and the risks of intellectual property.

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100 Years of the Panama Canal

One of the supreme engineering feats of the early 20th century, the canal has been an immense boon to shipping and of major geopolitical benefit to the United States.

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Good News for U.S. Capital Markets

The FSOC’s decision to back away from SIFI designations has major implications for the regulation of ‘shadow banking.’

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In Defense of Price Gouging and Profiteering

If you don’t like price rationing, please explain how limited supplies of a good are to be allocated.

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A Bipartisan Consensus on How to Fight Poverty?

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.

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The Long-Hours Luxury

One factor that is often overlooked in the debate over causes of income inequality is a shift in the distribution of working hours. The rich now work more than the poor.

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Guess Who Really Pays the Taxes by Stephen Moore 11/08/2007
Yes, income in America is skewed toward the rich. But taxes are skewed far, far more. The top 5 ...
The Deadly Crusade Against E-Cigarettes by Gilbert Ross, M.D. 11/15/2012
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Farmers have been taking on mounting debt, creating an unsustainable increase in land prices and ...
The Omnivore’s Delusion: Against the Agri-intellectuals by Blake Hurst 07/30/2009
Farming has always been messy and painful, and bloody and dirty. It still is. This is something the ...
Abolish the SAT by Charles Murray 07/13/2007
The SAT got him into Harvard from a small Iowa town. But now, CHARLES MURRAY wants to abolish the ...
Are Liberals Smarter Than Conservatives? by Jason Richwine 10/21/2009
What if we could know, scientifically, that one side has the edge in brainpower? Should that change ...
Can Money Buy Happiness? by Arthur C. Brooks 05/12/2008
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but success does. Capitalism, moored in values of hard work, honesty, ...
Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like a Man? by Christina Hoff Sommers 03/02/2008
Women earn most of America’s advanced degrees but lag in the physical sciences. Beware of plans to ...
Are Too Many People Going to College? by Charles Murray 09/08/2008
America’s university system is creating a class-riven nation. There has to be a better way.
Africans to Bono: 'For God's sake please stop!' by Jennifer Brea 07/03/2007
It's time to let Africa imagine its own future.
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