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September 03, 2013 10:00 AM What the New 'Nimble Economy' Really Needs

I am in Singapore working at NUS but I continue to read the New York Times. David Autor and David Dorn have written an important piece about the role that computers have played in hollowing out middle class jobs. They...

By Matthew Kahn

August 28, 2013 7:33 AM Is Primary Reform Enabling Immigration Reform? Probably Not.

Laura Meckler in the Wall Street Journal suggests that immigration reform may have an improved chance in the U.S. House thanks to the moderating effect of California's top-two election system, under which all candidates compete among the same primary voters...

By Seth Masket

August 23, 2013 10:00 AM When Government Says ‘No’ to Rising Costs

Health care and education pose the same basic threat to the economy: How do you keep costs down for a product that consumers must purchase? Saying “no,” after all, is how consumers typically restrain costs. If Best Buy Co. wants...

By Ezra Klein

August 07, 2013 12:00 PM South Dakota to Make Big Changes to its Prison System

South Dakota has passed an extensive package of legislation that will forestall the planned building of new prisons and invest in community-based supervision and health services. Sentences for violent offenders will stay tough and even in some cases get tougher....

By Keith Humphreys

July 26, 2013 8:30 AM Will Obamacare Kickstart a Health-Care Revolution?

On Jan. 1, 2014, the federal government will begin subsidizing millions of people’s health insurance purchases through Obamacare. “At that point,” warned Byron York, an influential conservative columnist with the Washington Examiner, “the Republican mantra of total repeal will become...

By Ezra Klein