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The Economics of Profiling

I ran across this video yesterday (courtesy of ESA), which I thought presented some interesting challenges and issues: The video was presented on Upworthy as an example of something “all white people could do to make the world a better place,” that is, use their white privilege to address injustices. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.23.13

If $15/Hour Minimum Wage Is Good, Why Not $200? Investor’s Business Daily Fast-food workers are planning a one-day strike on Aug. 29 to demand an increase in wages from the $7.25 minimum to $15 an hour. Continue Reading...

Pro-Market is Anti-Zombie

Economist Luigi Zingales provides a helpful explanation on the difference between being pro-market and pro-business: A pro-market strategy rejects subsidies not only because they’re a waste of taxpayers’ money but also because they prop up inefficient firms, delaying the entry of new and more efficient competitors. Continue Reading...

Creativity Vs. Productivity

We need both of course. But do we Americans put too much emphasis on productivity? And is it hurting us? Jeff DeGraff, professor at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, thinks this might just be the case. Continue Reading...

PowerLinks 08.22.13

Russell Moore: From Moral Majority to ‘Prophetic Minority’ Naomi Schaefer Riley, Wall Street Journal The new leader of the Southern Baptist political arm says Christians have lost the culture and need to act accordingly. Continue Reading...