America is facing tough decisions. But one of them is not feeding our most vulnerable vs. subsidizing our wealthiest insiders.
High rent now causes hunger when it could be good news if society were to recover then share the rental value of land.
Landowners in Nigeria, like landowners everywhere, try to avoid paying the rental value of their locations but it is society that creates it.
If in the current system for finding researchers in academia somebody of the creativity of Peter Higgs could not find a job, how many researchers of his caliber have never found work?
Named after French mathematician Paul Lévy, his model has been used to describe financial markets, earthquakes, and a child’s game of hide-and-seek. Next up: criminal ways?
We celebrate creative people but the thing we celebrate is the after-effect, benefits we can see. To benefit from more good ideas, we’d have to accept unfamiliar ones.
If only providing people with education, journalism, scientific evidence, or reason would help them make good decisions, but our brains want something else.
Growth, like it or not, is often greater while a Democrat is in the White House. Do number crunchers know why? Do they know what actually measures good for everyone?
When the hometown high school football team wins big, so do homeowners, US media claim, pandering to the land speculator in all of us. And it’s not homes but sites that appreciate.
Once the world was Americanized. Now Africa is Chinized. Where few natives farmed, now Chinese agri-business harvests rice for hungry compatriots back home.
Drug addicts have shaped the police force but if were to find a cure besides just punish the offender then perhaps drug addiction should actually shape our public policy about efficient land use.
Hyperloop — a high-speed rail line — could disrupt airline and rail travel as we know it. So the potential is there, but what about the funding? Where could that come from?
Yale prof Robert Shiller may have couched his remarks in fluff but what sort of words did his colleagues respond with?
If you like to eat, and your food likes to grow in healthy soil, how much more can your food growers degrade before reaching the point of no return?