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by | Nov 23, 2011

Ryan Braun won the National League’s Most Valuable Player award on Tuesday. But a lot of sports fans think Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp was more deserving. Kemp did have a better year. He hit 39 home runs to Braun’s…

by | Nov 16, 2011

There is a lot of talk lately about how regulation affects the job market. On Monday, the Washington Post ran a front-page opinion piece by Jia Lynn Yang. She argues that regulations have little effect on the number of jobs….

by | Aug 9, 2011

In 1787, there were four federal crimes. Now there are over 4,000. The Code of Federal Regulations runs over 157,000 pages. America is overlawyered and overregulated, and the economy is suffering for it. Congressmen from both parties recognize this. But…

by | Jun 22, 2011

My mother-in-law once gave me a Leatherman multi-tool for Christmas. The one she gave me had Phillips and flathead screwdrivers, scissors, a knife, and more. It was a good gift, and one that I was looking forward to using. Alas,…

by | May 10, 2011

The House of Representatives is not exactly a bastion of economic knowledge. But it can be a goldmine for economic educators if they know where to look. Illinois’ 2nd District is a good place to start. Containing parts of Chicago…

by | Mar 17, 2011

Text messages are expensive. Most carriers charge customers 20 cents for every text they send. But the tiny messages use up only a fraction of a penny’s worth of bandwidth. Why do networks charge so much for something that costs so…

by | Dec 14, 2010

Brett Favre, who is expected to retire after this season, will never reach baseball great Cal Ripken’s record of 2,632 straight starts. His is inactive for tonight’s Vikings-Giants game, ending his record consecutive starts streak at 297. Counting playoff games,…

by | Dec 2, 2010

The Federal Register is a daily digest where the federal government announces proposed and final regulations, announces agency hearings, and posts certain presidential documents. This year’s edition passed the 75,000 page mark yesterday. An average weekday sees 327 pages of…

by | Nov 22, 2010

Nothing went right for Brett Favre and the Vikings yesterday afternoon. The opening drive went well enough, with Favre directing a 77-yard drive capped by a Ryan Longwell field goal. But it was all downhill from there. A sign of…

by | Nov 17, 2010

Last July, the House Ethics Committee charged Charlie Rangel with 13 violations of House ethics rules, ranging from using a personal residence as a campaign office to avoiding tax payments on a villa he owns in the Dominican Republic. In…

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