How Much Do Hurricanes Hurt the Economy?

This hurricane season has already been a historic humanitarian disaster for the United States. Hurricane Harvey killed at least 70 people in the Southwest...

Who Should Pay for Prison Beds?

In the last three decades, the number of people in state and federal prisons in the United States has spiked, rising 500 percent. The...

Economy Is Still Terrible for Young People

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...

The Staggering Scale of Germany’s Refugee Project

It’s early yet, but in the past few weeks, Germany and its chancellor, Angela Merkel, have emerged as contenders for the fastest international image...

America Should Be Taking More Syrian Refugees

In September 2015, President Obama announced that the US would play its part in alleviating the Syrian refugee crisis by taking in at least...

Asia Has a Looming Refugee Disaster

“They threw us in the sea. We had to swim for hours – if we tried to hold on to the ship they would...