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Articles by Nick Schulz

How China Became Capitalist Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Nobel Prize–winning economist Ronald Coase and Professor Ning Wang on the transformation of the Chinese economy.
On the Ballot in November: Marijuana Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Several states are considering legalizing marijuana. Here are some things you should know.
Is the Nation of Immigrants Becoming a Nation of Emigrants? Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Vivek Wadhwa on the immigrant exodus that threatens the United States.
Mobility Matters: Understanding the New Geography of Jobs Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Enrico Moretti explains why policymakers should concentrate on mobility inequality, why there is no Great Stagnation, and why economist Paul Romer has a tough ...
Here’s How to Replace the Income Tax Monday, June 18, 2012
Alan Viard discusses the benefits of junking the income tax system in favor of a progressive consumption tax.
Innovation, Risk, and the ‘Most Hated Book of the Year’ Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Edward Conard argues that in the wake of the commercialization of the Internet, the structure of our unrealized investment opportunities has changed ...
The Life and Death of Great American Cities Friday, May 11, 2012
Roger Scruton on the possibility of renewal in urban America and why China’s urbanization is one of the great ecological disasters of our time.
America Is Out of Control Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Jim Manzi’s new book is a powerful indictment of political central planning.
Want to End Poverty? Legalize Freedom Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Robert Cooter explains how law can end the poverty of nations.
The Most Important Start-Up Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Ben Casnocha discusses the end of the labor mentality and how short-term risk can yield explosive rewards.
The End of Stagnation and the Coming Innovation Boom Monday, December 5, 2011
Economist Alex Tabarrok discusses bringing smart ideas to market, the college bubble, and why Paul Romer reminds him of Nobel Prize winner Ronald Coase.
Mitch Daniels Goes to School Tuesday, May 10, 2011
If Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels runs for president, he will tout his tremendous success as an education reformer.
It’s Mother’s Day; Be Selfish Sunday, May 8, 2011
A scholar argues that social science says you should have more kids; and that ‘tiger mom’ Amy Chua needs to relax.
How the Progressives Almost Killed Football Wednesday, April 13, 2011
A century ago, Teddy Roosevelt rescued football from a movement of Progressive intellectuals and activists who sought to banish the sport from the land.
'Reagan’s Final Triumph Over His Enemies' Thursday, February 3, 2011
Steve Hayward explains what’s behind the newfound respect liberals have for Ronald Reagan.
Revolution in the Rust Belt Friday, January 14, 2011
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton of Michigan on repealing ObamaCare, confronting the EPA, and regulating the Internet.
Welcome to Our New Feature: The Enterprise Blog Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Visit’s latest feature, The Enterprise Blog, bringing you practical wisdom several times a day.
Thirst Aid Thursday, April 10, 2008
Three entrepreneurs are hoping to combat the world’s worst environmental and humanitarian crisis.
FCC vs. Innovation Monday, January 28, 2008
Not too many years ago, it seemed that fast-moving technology would happily put the government’s top communications regulator out of business. Why hasn’t it ...
The Internet of Things Monday, December 3, 2007
Your cell phone camera can tell you all about a product. Is this an ephemeral gimmick or a great business? Time and the market will tell, writes NICK SCHULZ.
Caveat Prognosticator Monday, October 8, 2007
The financial press may have gotten the quant story wrong.
Caveat Prognosticator Thursday, October 4, 2007
How the financial press may have gotten the quant story wrong.
Start Your (Financial) Engines Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Small investors buy high, sell low, and pay too little attention to expenses. But a Web-based firm, started by a Nobel Prize-winning economist, is trying to ...
Revenge of the Frosh-Seeking Robots Monday, July 9, 2007
The smartest college kids are rushing to major in economics. NICK SCHULZ shows how Microsoft is trying to lure them back to computer science.
Good Cap, Bad Cap Monday, June 4, 2007
Why don’t people take risks and start new businesses?
Hot Rocks, Cool Technology Monday, May 7, 2007
Greener than wind or solar, geothermal energy gets little attention—even though, as Nick Schulz writes, it could provide 2,000 times our current power needs.
Power to the People Monday, April 9, 2007
A new book finally gives electricity the treatment it deserves.
Eye-Pod Friday, March 16, 2007
Three companies have separately developed promising high-tech implants to reverse blindness. It’s still early, writes Nick Schulz, but the results are pretty ...
Techno-Ideas Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Mass conformity is dead. Long live mass customization! NICK SCHULZ on the explosion of variety and personalization.
Spooky Serendipity Wednesday, November 29, 2006
When you use the iPod’s shuffle feature, the machine seems to know what is taking place around it. Is randomness part of Apple’s grand scheme? Can cell phones ...