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The plummeting price of oil is great news — not just for drivers, but for all consumers. So why are some economists so intent on seeing cheaper goods as bad news?

The 50 percent decline in oil prices over the last six months of 2014 was...

Posted by: Tyler Watts And Nicholas Curott on March 30, 2015

This blog post has been reproduced with the permission of the National Association of Scholars. The original blog post can be found ...

Posted by: Peter Wood on March 23, 2015

I was at a restaurant for lunch and had time to visit with the waitress, who turns out to be a college graduate from a good institution. She has a degree in European languages. Here she is waiting tables with nondegreed people, some five years...

Posted by: Jeffrey A. Tucker on March 17, 2015

In the Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne retells famous classical myths with imaginative charm that captures the...

Posted by: Mitchell Kalpakgian on March 12, 2015

One of the best pieces of educational advice I’ve heard in recent months didn’t come from a book or a talk about education. It came from a film about wine.

This past week I watched A Year in...

Posted by: Daniel Lattier on March 9, 2015

Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, made an announcement in January that he was launching a book club. He is calling 2015 “A Year of Books,” and he has invited Facebook users to join him in discussions and participate in author Q&As...

Posted by: Christopher Nelson on March 6, 2015

"US Uncut" founder Carl Gibson is known for creating shocking, if dubious, viral memes about the economy.

On the progressive group’s Facebook page,...

Posted by: Corey Iacono and Matt Palumbo on March 5, 2015

Never has the stock market soared higher nor the supply of affordable books been cheaper. Lucky or cursed, let us examine the latter–about which T.S. Eliot asks a great question but falls short in his reply.

I confess, I adore them. I...

Posted by: Stephen Masty on March 2, 2015

Someone at Buffalo Wild Wings decided to make the costs of the so-called Affordable Care Act (ACA) explicit in the restaurant’s register receipts. An estimated ACA cost of 2 percent was charged to each paying customer.

BW3’s customers...

Posted by: D.W. Mackenzie on February 27, 2015

You remember Homer’s epic similes—those longish, detailed, and often surprising comparisons of rather dissimilar things: helmeted heads to poppy flowers, thigh wounds to stylish harnesses, generals to woodcutters, weeping women to melting...

Posted by: Emily E. Stelzer on February 25, 2015