Friday, November 16, 2018
Economics tells us that when the labor market gets healthy, people become more likely to quit their jobs. They're also more likely to quit their marriages. In 2012, the number of Americans filing for divorce rose for the third straight year...
It's not uncommon, when Republicans score a major political victory, for American liberals to throw up their hands and say, "Screw this! I'm moving to Canada."More often than not, it's an empty threat—deterred either by the intricacies of the...
Before I called Bernie Sanders, I lit a candle in my living room and put on some gospel music. I wanted to center myself for what I knew would be an emotional phone call. I had promised Bernie when I...
When I first moved back to India, in the winter of 2003, after more than a decade in America, I never thought I would live in the countryside. My wife and I had been living in New York; we...
Avik Roy is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and author of The Apothecary, a Forbes blog on health-care and entitlement reform.One of the big divides between liberals and conservatives, of course, is on the...
In the last three decades, the number of people in state and federal prisons in the United States has spiked, rising 500 percent. The country spends $80 billion a year incarcerating 2.4 million people, and prisoners’ families also suffer...
In the year since President Donald Trump has been in office, the economy has done something it has been unable to do since 2005 — maintain 3 percent growth for three quarters in a row. While the final numbers aren't...
There’s a section in the new Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Poll out this week that hasn’t gotten much attention: what parents think about schools and student health. (You can read my overview of the full poll, which focuses heavily on...
The Conservatives are heading for a “trouncing” at next year’s council  elections, an expert said today. Professor Philip Cowley, of Queen Mary University of London, sounded the alarm for the Tories as a new poll suggested the party would suffer a...
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking recently about the labor market for a longer forthcoming piece, and one of the mysteries I’ve been grappling with is: How do you describe how this economy is treating young people? Let’s start...

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