A Really Productive 12 Days

...the award only 12 days after he took office. Now F.P. Passport has taken a look at what Obama did in those 12 days to attract the attention of the...

Is America’s Education Problem Really Just a Teacher Problem?

...It originally aired in November of 2014, but I think you’ll find it very relevant to the increasingly intense conversation we’re all having these days about education, and not just...

End of Days: A Guest Post

...a subject of great interest to me, something we hope to address empirically in future writing: the cost/benefit dilemma of end-of-life medical care. End of Days A Guest Post by...

13 Days, 14 Homicides in D.C.

...A headline on the DrudgeReport reads “13 Days, 14 Homicides in D.C.” and links to a Washington Post story on the subject. It shows just how far we have...

Pontiff-icating on the Free-Market System: Full Transcript

...economic theory and modeling that happens in universities, and the practice of economics, out in the world. These days, he’s known as a globetrotting, poverty-fighting, economic superhero, an adviser to...

Wine at the Opera

...(Photo: || UggBoy?UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||) At the opera last night we pre-ordered a glass of wine for the first intermission.  We paid before...

Wine: Very Liquid

...(Photo: Wendy Harman) Wine Spectator includes a feature (subscription required) on Nicolás Catena, who received the magazine’s Distinguished Service Award for 2012.  His online bio states, “One year, Domingo [Nicolás’ father] realized...

What Else Acts Like Cheap Wine and Cigarettes?

...what are other weird examples? Also, aside from the usual suspects (grocery purchases being the standard example), what else doesn’t decrease much? Pornography, cigarettes, cheap wine? (Hat tip: AS)...

The Bathroom or a Glass of Wine

...Flying coach on the plane home from Europe last weekend, I had to have a glass of wine; so I paid $6 and was hit by the airlines’ revenue-increasing,...

The No-Tipping Point

...There was always a bottle of wine on the table. And I got an early opportunity to connect to this world — which then, when I was seven years old, we...