Anything Peaceful What Makes Us Safer: The Apple Watch or More Cops?
Where there's demand, the market will supplyJeffrey A. Tucker Jun 2, 2015
On the margins, social, mobile, and digital technologies are doing more than cops, courts, and jails could ever do to make the world safer.
Anything Peaceful How Much Is Your College Really Worth?
Scholars think they've found a way to find outGeorge C. Leef May 20, 2015
For decades, Americans have been infatuated with US News's arbitrary college rankings; a new system might show us the truth.
Anything Peaceful Does Freedom Ruin Love?
Would we be happier with less choice?Jason Kuznicki May 7, 2015
More freedom hasn't made Millennials more miserable, more promiscuous, or less committed.
Anything Peaceful Israel Puts Price Controls on Books, Sales Plummet
To "protect" authors, the government has driven off readersAnything Peaceful Apr 23, 2015
A combination of price controls and minimum wages has devastated the Israeli book market.
Resources It's the Margin that CountsDwight R. Lee Sep 26, 2013
Marginalism, the effect of incremental, or small, changes, shows how economic reasoning allows us to accomplish more by accepting limits on what can be accomplished, rather than making heroic attempts to solve problems completely. In this podcast, Dwight Lee gives two examples to illistrate this point. (8:12 minutes)
Freeman Article The Efficient Amount of Pollution
Economic Analysis Is Crucial to Understanding and Reducing Environmental ProblemsDwight R. Lee May 1, 2001
When environmentalists argue that the costs of protecting the environment should be ignored, they quickly find themselves in a box. The only way to protect environmental quality in some ways (say, reducing water pollution) is by harming it in other ways (say, increasing air pollution).