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Big Data: Here to Stay, but with Caveats

Criticism of big data is due to three paradoxes. For starters, it's ubiquitous but hard to define.

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Are Rising Health Care Costs Creating a Retirement Crisis?

Progressives are proposing expensive expansions of Social Security, but the retirement crisis is overblown.

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No Free Lunch for the ECB

The IMF is urging the ECB to implement massive quantitative easing, but such a course of action is unlikely to promote short-term economic growth and would risk creating bigger bubbles in many asset markets.

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How Risky Is It to Be Uninsured?

Our hodgepodge of efforts to help the uninsured have substantially reduced the incentive to buy coverage.

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Melodrama at the Met

The 130-year-old Metropolitan Opera is under threat from unions – and philanthropists.

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Uber Upstarts: Technological Progress and Its Discontents

The battle between new smartphone-enabled 'transportation network companies' and legacy taxicabs largely mirrors the age-old war over productivity, a war that only ever has one outcome.

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The Most Important of Unimportant Things

During the last few weeks, one’s confidence about the essential unimportance of sports has been cast into the shadows of doubt.

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Fixing the Child Care Penalty

The current tax code denies families appropriate tax relief for work-related child care expenses. A new Senate bill would help correct this problem.

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2014 Midterms: Another Six-Year Senate Sweep?

The conventional wisdom that presidents tend to suffer serious losses in Senate elections in their sixth year in office is less elucidating than it might first appear, although it does appear likely that the Democrats will lose the Senate this year.

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Capitalizing on the Capitalist Peace

The next time the United States is compelled to try to rescue and rehabilitate a broken nation, Washington needs to pay as much attention to building free markets as to holding free elections.

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Piketty's Political Hunch

In the many reviews of Thomas Piketty's 'Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century,' there has been no careful analysis of the author's conceptual structure.

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This Astounding Enterprise

'The first self-constituted, self-declared, self-created people in the history of the world.'

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The Refrigerator's Cool Century

The home refrigerator, a vital but modest technology, is 100 years old.

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How the South Came to Rise Again: The Civil Rights Act of 1964

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed one of the most significant pieces of legislation in American history.

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The Genetics Revolution Challenge and How to Incentivize Biomedical Research

The genetics revolution poses challenges to the way that the FDA and patent system influence medical research. Prize-grants could be better suited to providing incentives for the sort of research becoming valuable.

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Why Voters Grew Tired of Cantor

One can argue that, from the Tea Party point of view, if the establishment refuses to address the government-by-cronyism issue, then upsetting the table is the right move.

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The Catastrophe of the 20th Century

Even today, with the world far richer and more technologically advanced than it was 100 years ago, the doubts engendered by the Great War remain. We have yet to recapture the optimistic outlook that our Victorian ancestors took for granted.

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Aereo Decision a Boon, Not a Bane for Innovation

Aereo’s system was a case of legal engineering rather than technical ingenuity.

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The EPA Overreaches Again

A new EPA rule is a disaster for farmers and the traditional understanding of the relationship between the federal government and the states.

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Europe's Energy Problem

Developments in the Middle East and Ukraine show Europe needs to improve its energy policy or face serious economic consequences.

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