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A Quick Guide to Democratic Socialism

Even if Sanders’ chance at the nomination is small, his influence on American politics may be substantial. While Sanders’ policies may initially resonate with some voters, European-style democratic socialism would be a disaster for the American economy.

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De Blasio Surrenders To Uber

After a nearly two-month delay, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office on Friday released its study on Uber and other for-hire vehicle (or ridesharing) companies. The mayor’s report does not support his previously-proposed one percent cap on the annual growth of ridesharing companies. The stated reason for his cap was concerns over ridesharing’s effect on Manhattan traffic.

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Which Safety-Net Programs Responded To The Recession?

Where is the evidence that welfare reform increased, rather than lowered poverty? 

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Even without taking the safety net into account, poverty is lower than it was at its pre-welfare-reform peak in 1993. Any other evidence about what happened during the recession or about trends in this or that part of safety-net spending is simply noise.

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Don’t Tell Regulators About UberEATS

“For cities looking to expand economic opportunities, facilitate job growth and realize greater tax revenue, welcoming street vendors is a low-cost and potentially high-reward option.” Hungry consumers are fortunate that entrepreneurs are always able to find ways to outmaneuver regulators and provide lunch through innovations such as UberEATS.

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Why did poverty fall? Work played an important role.

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There’s no mystery about the male-female wage gap. College majors that require high math SATs, such as physics, math and engineering, lead to higher earnings than majors that need less math, such as communications and English literature. Women choose to major in subjects that require less math or lower math SAT scores. That’s one reason they earn less.

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A new report reveals how the vast array of course choices given to students at many institutions causes both exploding costs and poor academic outcomes. 

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A new study reminds us who the victims of the minimum wage are.

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Immigrants are a boon to the economy.

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