My forthcoming Build, Baby, Build: The Science and Ethics of Housing Regulation gives readers a Big Picture tour of research on housing regulation. Like…
It’s hard to believe that I only discovered the work of Richard Hanania about a year ago. I’ve been promoting him ever since. Since the Ukraine War…
Last January, I interviewed Richard Hanania on his new book. Last week, he returned the favor. We spent almost two hours discussing How Evil Are…
Tomorrow I’m flying to the remote Italian island of Lampedusa with the students from my Immigration class at the University of Palermo. Lampedusa has…
My friend and GMU colleague Dan Klein, editor of Econ Journal Watch, takes issue with my recent post, “The Woke Who Did Not Cancel.” Here is his…
“Nazis run Ukraine.” “Biden stole the election.” “You can cure Covid by injecting bleach.” “Lizardmen run the world.” These statements aren’t merely…
The most famous Sherlock Holmes story is probably “Silver Blaze,” better-known as “the story of the dog who did not bark”: “Is there any point to which…
Putin’s government keeps accusing the Ukrainians of being “Nazis.” Indeed, one of Putin’s top stated invasion goals is to “denazify” Ukraine. The…
Guest post from Substack user Iz, on software boot camps and my Case Against Education. —— I figured there’s a phenomenon that you might find…
At the heart of George Mason’s campus lies a fountain with a big inscription. The quote, by Roger Wilkins, reads: We have no hope of solving our…
Early this year, I received two emails from Davis Parks, a Northwestern student enduring a Kafkaesque ordeal. He agreed to let me share his story with…
My Substack experience has been so good that I’m now in a proselytizing frame of mind. I’ve been especially leaning on Robin Hanson to move Overcoming…