Research Briefs
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The Reason for the Leftist Hegemon on Campus

– September 25, 2018

Non-left students may also perceive that the decks are stacked against them on the academic career path, and unfortunately there’s emerging evidence of this problem.

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Cost of Living, Research Briefs

Inflation Was Low in 2017, But Concerns Remain

– April 24, 2018

The more government inflates the money supply, the more that prices will eventually go up.

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Regulation, Research Briefs
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The Real Problem With the DOJ’s Decision to Block the AT&T–Time Warner Merger

– February 15, 2018

If there is one entity this article can definitively criticize, it is the DOJ itself. In both the current AT&T/Time Warner matter and the NBCU/Comcast merger it allowed with numerous conditions in 2011, it relied on economic logic that can be called into question and mathematical models that were intended to formalize broad concepts in an academic setting, not predict the future with enough precision to provide grounds to approve or block multibillion-dollar mergers.

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History of Economic Thought, Research Briefs
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Should Economics Attempt to Replicate the Natural Sciences?

– February 5, 2018

A phenomenon known as the Replication Crisis is challenging the seemingly unquestionable authority and accuracy that a published study in the natural sciences is expected to have, inviting the question as to whether economists should aspire to the standards of natural scientists or to something better.

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Bitcoin and Blockchain, Research Briefs
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Bitcoin’s Price Volatility is Trending in the Wrong Direction

– February 2, 2018

It only takes a quick glance at recent news to know Bitcoin is volatile; its fluctuations in price have made headlines for months now. But exactly how volatile is it relative to commonly used currencies, and how does that affect this cryptocurrency’s ability to actually be a usable medium of exchange?

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Research Briefs
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E.C. Harwood and Rigorous Methods of Inquiry in Economics

– January 29, 2018

Although economists around the globe may not yet share a common method of inquiry as biologists, physicists, and chemists do, E.C. Harwood had a vision of an inevitable future of economics based on the scientific method. He proclaimed, “Organized intelligence shall triumph over the infantile, the primitive, the prescientific economic knowings of mankind.”

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Bitcoin and Blockchain, Research Briefs
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Bitcoin’s Largest Price Changes Coincide With Major News Events About the Cryptocurrency

– January 26, 2018

While the nature of the news events does not necessarily explain the magnitude of Bitcoin’s price changes or its daily volatility, it does suggest that the market is not being driven entirely by manipulation or the behavior of small numbers of traders.

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Research Briefs
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Make-Work Is Wasteful

– December 29, 2017

Interfering with trade will make everyone poorer.

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Research Briefs
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The Tax Code Should Not Be Used to Influence Home Buyers

– December 27, 2017

Why should the government encourage homeownership?

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Research Briefs
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How the Government and Special Interests Thwart Economic Mobility

– December 14, 2017

Government intervention is the chief obstacle to mobility. Lower-income people would benefit immeasurably from the scrapping of those interventions.

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