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|September 18, 2022||Why Do We Care About a Monarchy?Strong, stable, adaptable institutions help us navigate change while ensuring continuity.|
|March 13, 2022||Economic Lessons From America’s Most Experienced Avon LadyJob flexibility is just as appealing to workers today as it was to housewives half a century ago.|
|November 28, 2021||A Time to Give ThanksIf Mr. Lincoln could find reason to call us together for a day of gratitude, we can now have no cause to do otherwise.|
|July 7, 2019||Independence Day ReflectionsPersonal liberty in the US has broadly expanded in both breadth and depth.|
|July 6, 2014||Court Rulings Uphold FreedomSome issues should stay as matters of individual conscience, not public policy.|
|July 4, 2011||Immigration and the Declaration of IndependenceThe Declaration of Independence has some key tenets that bear mentioning in these times.|
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.
Money Illusion and InflationPrice fluctuation could cause inflation to last longer, but it didn’t cause the inflation, it simply extends the pain.View archives