Monthly Archives : June 2015

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A Crude Awakening: Why Lift the Crude Oil Exports Ban

Oil production in American has been on the rise since the end of the Great Recession, all in spite of the fact that the American government likes to metaphorically shoot itself in the foot with bad policy. No, I’m not talking about…

0 Comments / 66 View / June 30, 2015

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CEO compensation is not a significant driver of inequality

A recent blog post in The Wall Street Journal claims that CEO-to-worker compensation has risen, that this gap is a major driver of inequality, and that CEO pay could be regulated down without a drop in performance. This argument is based on a…

0 Comments / 84 View / June 24, 2015

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Is Pursuing a College Education Worth It? Depends On Who You Are and the Type of Degree

Originally posted on November 28, 2014. Educational attainment is one of the best indicators of one’s success in professional development and overall social mobility. Having a solid education, and more specifically, going to college (which for purposes of this discussion,…

0 Comments / 20 View / June 5, 2015

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Cracking Down on Mexico’s Drug Cartel

Since the end of 2006, Mexico has been ravaged by violence induced by the government’s war on drug cartels (see Congressional Research Service background on the issue here). In spite of the Mexican government’s War on Drugs (la guerra contra el…

0 Comments / 50 View / June 2, 2015