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Why Privilege Nonprofits? Arnold Kling 10/17/2014
People on the right view nonprofits as a civil-society bulwark against big government. People on the left think that profit is inherently bad, and therefore they view nonprofits as inherently good. Both views can be questioned.
Chinese Check: Forging New Identities in Hong Kong and Taiwan Michael Mazza 10/14/2014
In both Hong Kong and Taiwan, residents are identifying less and less as Chinese, a trend that troubles Beijing.
The Origins and Traditions of Columbus Day Amy Kass and Leon Kass 10/10/2014
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.'
Do the Locomotive Vaclav Smil 10/04/2014
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.
Will Venture Capitalists Drive the Next Spectacular Breakthrough? Arnold Kling 09/29/2014
Peter Thiel’s Zero to One is a provocative and stimulating book, however, the Silicon Valley institutional structure may not drive the future as much as it has the recent past.
Scientists Sit Out Genetic Engineering Debate Blake Hurst 09/24/2014
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.
Good News from Africa Peter A. Coclanis 09/22/2014
The power of individuals and markets in the development process is key to the continued economic dynamism of sub-Saharan Africa.
The U-9 and the Realm of the Unexpected Ralph Kinney Bennett 09/19/2014
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.
Telecommuting: Good for Workers, Good for Bosses Michael M. Rosen 09/12/2014
Challenges abound, but the trajectory is plain.
Closing the Racial Gap in Education Jason L. Riley 09/10/2014
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.
 
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