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Unemployment Insurance

Failures of the Unemployment Insurance System by Chris Edwards and George Leef. The Social Security Act of 1935 established the federal-state unemployment insurance (UI) system, which pays benefits to workers who are laid off. Basic UI benefits are funded by […]


Clean-Energy Credits Tarnished. Critics have long questioned the usefulness of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), which was established under the Kyoto Protocol. It allows rich countries to offset some of their carbon emissions by investing in climate-friendly projects, such as […]

In Defense

In Defense of Capital Punishment by Edward Feser. If one accepts the legitimacy of punishment and the principle of proportionality, then it is impossible to claim that capital punishment is intrinsically wrong. More at PD.

Half Baked

Heather Mac Donald: Half Baked. Tuesday’s now infamous affirmative-action bake sale at the University of California at Berkeley is unlikely to dissuade Governor Jerry Brown from signing a bill that would reintroduce race and gender preferences into the state’s public […]

Greatest Day

Some people are saying that yesterday was “baseball’s greatest day ever.”


Mobbing for Preferences by Peter Wood. See here.


Libertarians With Antlers by John Whitfield. Charles Darwin, not Adam Smith, will one day be considered the father of economics, says Cornell University professor and New York Times columnist Robert H. Frank in his new book, The Darwin Economy. He […]