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September 24, 2013 11:07 AM Can Technology Reduce Alcohol-related Crimes?

States have adopted different approaches to reducing recidivism by intoxicated drivers. Some employ ignition interlocks that prevent an offender’s car from starting if the person in the driver’s seat fails an inbuilt breathalyzer test. Others have adopted 24/7 Sobriety, which...

By Keith Humphreys

September 09, 2013 2:18 PM This Is What Net Neutrality Is Really About

I have to admit that net neutrality, the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet equally and not discriminate or charging differently by user, content, site, platform, application, or mode of communication, is...

By Daniel Luzer

September 09, 2013 11:39 AM Do Political Reporters Rely on Social Media Too Much?

CNN political report Peter Hamby has an interesting paper out analyzing changes in political journalism, specifically focusing on coverage of the 2012 presidential election. Hamby thinks current coverage is seriously lacking and thinks this has a lot to do with...

By Seth Masket

August 19, 2013 12:51 PM Can Tweeting Really Predict Election Results?

I have a TAP column out today in which I'm not very kind to the sociologists who got a ton of publicity last week from a claim that "tweet share" could predict elections. I only had access when I was...

By Jonathan Bernstein

August 15, 2013 8:36 AM Sympathy for the Trolls

I once spent some time in Florida during Major League Baseball’s spring training. It’s a time when many young players from the top of the minor leagues (“Triple A ball”) get a shot at breaking into the majors. In what...

By Keith Humphreys