Overturning the status quo requires meeting a greater burden of proof than does simply maintaining it.
Author: Matt Knight
Medicaid and Household Income
There's an inverse (and perverse) relationship between Medicaid provision and household income.
Empirical evidence suggests immigration is highly beneficial for immigrants and native-born citizens alike. Unfortunately, people don't like changing their beliefs.
Just a Bit on Locus of Control
An external locus of control predicts depression.
Latent Intelligence, Gender, and Educational Outcomes
Sex has a non-zero impact on the educational outcomes (and, by extension, career choices) of boys and girls.
Corruption at Amtrak
In which Amtrak gets away with securities fraud.
Cato’s Review of Inequality Literature
Edwards and Bourne do a deep dive into the literature and find that worries about economic inequality are overblown.
Property Tax Forfeiture, or, One More Reason to Shrink a Government
File this under "Disgusting Abuses of Government Power."
Death and the Precautionary Principle
The calculus then becomes how many deaths we are willing to tolerate before the cost in lives exceeds the benefit we receive from automobiles.
A Proposal to Repeal the Current Federal Minimum Wage, Invalidate Existing State Minimum Wages, and Preclude Future Wage Floor Legislation in Perpetuity
[This is a third assignment from a previous semester. As with the second essay reproduced here on Ignore This, this assignment is but lightly edited, and it maintains its in-text citations and bibliography. In this case, the purpose for keeping these components is to maintain the overall character of the assignment (a practical proposal addressed to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) that, who knows, maybe I'll actually submit to the man sometime in the future).]