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
Animal EthicsEthics

Impossible Meat Explosion

A number of restaurants have recently adopted some new plant-based meat alternatives on their menus. The biggest one yet is the introduction of the "Impossible Whopper," a burger king experiment in which their classic whopper beef patty was replaced with the Impossible Burger, starting in…
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April 1, 2019

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Ethics

Ethics

Letter: Welcome Refugees into Ottawa County

In anticipation of the vote by the Ottawa County Commission regarding the resettlement of refugees, I wrote this letter. Because this same debate is happening in counties all over the country, I share it here publicly. Dear Commissioners, In the coming week, you will all…
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Animal Ethics
Is a Vegan Diet Scalable?
Animal Ethics
Property, Regulation, and Endangered Species Conservation
Ethics
Middle-Class Wage Stagnation?

Education

Education

Why Colleges will not be Replaced by Online Education

This is the fourth in a series on the economics of higher education. The first three posts in this series can be found here: Higher Education and Covid-19Why Emergency Cost Cutting in Higher Ed is So DamagingShould Colleges Merge? Internet technologies have changed higher education…
Education
Should Colleges Merge?
Education
Why Emergency Cost-Cutting in Higher Education is so Damaging
Education
Teacher Turnover, Composition, and Qualifications in the Year-Round School Setting

General Economics

Education

Why Colleges will not be Replaced by Online Education

This is the fourth in a series on the economics of higher education. The first three posts in this series can be found here: Higher Education and Covid-19Why Emergency Cost Cutting in Higher Ed is So DamagingShould Colleges Merge? Internet technologies have changed higher education…
General Economics
Have Anti-Poverty Programs Worked? Getting the Descriptive Statistics Right
Education
Should Colleges Merge?
Education
Why Emergency Cost-Cutting in Higher Education is so Damaging