How necessary is to go to college in order to make a good living? Are we getting what we are paying for? Who doesn’t need to go to college in order to make a good living, indeed, even to get rich? Those are the issues I explore here while reflecting on Bryan Caplan’s new book that argues for austerity in education and how a friend of mine is doing quite well in business without a college degree.
Pondering good fortune open to few others.
This year will be a crucial one for the New York-based company.
In which an economist looks at one of the seminal science fiction works of the 20th Century.
We accept the unacceptable sometimes because it never occurs to us not to.
How much should cities even want Amazon’s HQ2? What should be they be willing to pay and do?
The choice paradox, but with labor.
Hurricane Harvey has had a devastating impact on the people of Texas. The whole country could be seeing some significant resulting changes as well.
American workers are at a cross-roads and our political leaders all seem to be leading them in the wrong direction. What the ‘Amazon effect’ means for the future of labor.
… and what do you get?
A look at the relative culpability of overly optimistic borrowers for automobile loans.
In which I am the last person on Earth to discover that cable television is doomed.
Oregon is cracking down on loose scheduling.
Many scientists like to nitpick science fiction, but why should they have all the fun?
Sometimes, it’s not actually about the thing.
It’s past time for conservatives to ensure that no American has to worry about health care coverage because in the end we are our brother’s (and sister’s) keeper.
Kmart deserves either a good death or second chance at retail life. But looks more and more that it will get neither and that’s a shame.
Focus, people, focus.
Really, nobody is to blame for the unsustainable adjunct situation in academia. And so, nobody can fix it.
Cost disease in higher education
Not paranoid enough!
Paul Krugman still defends free trade, but does so while channeling John Rawls in favor of the “free trade losers.”
Zero-hour contracts are somewhat of a Catch-22 in the UK. What impact will Brexit have on these temporary workers, and are there any parallels in the U.S.?
Not paying taxes for 18 years is not necessarily tax evasion
A Princeton professor has demonstrated that you can’t pick stocks that “beat the market.” The future, by in large, is unpredictable. Except one area of the future, is predictable. For a possible investing strategy that relates to that predictable area of the future, read on.
Not one of which is, “You know, that Jim Cramer is really on to something.”
Perhaps there is more to piracy than its need to be stopped.
A lot of people feel that the global economy has let them down. How do we figure out whether that is true, and what to do about it?
Blogging is fun. Why do so few women in the economics profession do it? Vikram mansplains.
Joe Sal has two axes to grind.
Back in June, the Supreme Court quietly took another step in their ongoing “war on coal”.
Sam Bowman of the UK’s Adam Smith Institute writes what he calls “a neoliberal case for a basic income.” Despite his loathing for the term neoliberal, Jason Kuznicki embraces this case and builds upon it, with reference to Levy and Hayek.
It remains for Canadians to decide what Canadians can afford, but it does somewhat beggar belief that the Canadian system of single-payer healthcare will sink or swim on this particular margin.
The best biography written by a CEO is not a business biography.
How does the unregulated “free market” determine the wages paid to prostitutes?
A CEO crashing his car is an accident. A CEO crashing his car and dying a day after being indicted for criminal charges is not.