Book Reviews

Reforming American Politics

Harold Heie's new book models a reform of American politics almost more than it explains. Heie started the project by inviting a broad selection of people to engage in arranged conversations, online, about contentious topics. Those he invited were chosen, and paired up, with the…
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May 29, 2019

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Against Inefficacy Objections

Against Inefficacy Objections: The Real Economic Impact of Individual Consumer Choices on Animal Agriculture Coauthored with Matthew Halteman, Calvin College Published in Food Ethics. Preliminary Draft Abstract When consumers choose to abstain from purchasing meat, they face some uncertainty about whether their decisions will have…
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August 23, 2017

Ethics

Ethics

Middle-Class Wage Stagnation?

Don Boudreaux, in a short essay for AIER, makes the case that while hourly wages are stagnant since the 1970's, people are actually better off. Let me take a minute to note that he is a little bit right, and also misses the boat. The…
Ethics
New Book in Progress: Should Wealth Be Redistributed?: A Debate with James Otteson
Articles & Essays
Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 5
Articles & Essays
Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 4

Education

Education

Teacher Turnover, Composition, and Qualifications in the Year-Round School Setting

Published in the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 18(3). 2018. Abstract:We estimate the effects of year-round school (YRS) calendars on teacher turnover and teacher qualifications for the state of California, finding that YRS results in diminished teacher education and experience. This result is…
Education
The Distributional Effects of the Multi-Track Year-Round Calendar: A Quantile Regression Approach
Education
Giving Incentives to Students
Education
Educational Attainment

General Economics

Ethics

Middle-Class Wage Stagnation?

Don Boudreaux, in a short essay for AIER, makes the case that while hourly wages are stagnant since the 1970's, people are actually better off. Let me take a minute to note that he is a little bit right, and also misses the boat. The…
Articles & Essays
Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 5
Articles & Essays
Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 4
Articles & Essays
Objectivity and Ethics: Dialogue with Theologians: Part 3