Katrina 10 Years Later: Disaster Recovery and the Political Economy of Everyday Life
Peter Boetkke, Mercatus Center
It is important to explain this history because it was in this intellectual context that the events around Hurricane Katrina have to be understood in order to appreciate our rationale behind undertaking the Gulf Coast Recovery Project in 2005 and continuing it to this day.
The Moral Argument Against the Minimum Wage
Ben R. Crenshaw
The minimum wage is immoral. To understand why, we must first explore its social and economic dimensions.
What Malcolm Gladwell Gets Wrong About Poverty
Robert Doar, The Federalist
In discussing the Hurricane Katrina victims who left New Orleans, Malcolm Gladwell ignores a major factor contributing to modern U.S. poverty.
The Economic Cost of Truancy
Emily Deruy, The Atlantic
It doesn’t matter how good a school is if students don’t show up to class.