Tag: Constitution

California Parents Need Educational Choices, Not Court Battles »

Expanding education options through education savings accounts would help students and taxpayers alike.

SCOTUS Arbitration Decision »

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court (5-4) upheld the right of employers and employees to agree to submit disputes to one-on-one arbitration. The decision is NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. This is a great victory for the right of contract and opting out of the government courts in favor of private dispute resolving entities. I really...
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A Hidden Cost of Inflation »

One hidden cost of inflation is that it makes an increasingly large share of cash holdings and transactions subject to government surveillance.

Florida Becomes First State to Offer Student Safety Scholarships »

No parent should have to play “Mother, may I” with the state or federal government to enroll their child in a school they think is safe.

Frederick Douglass: Lion of Individualist Liberalism »

Blight, the Yale historian, is hardly unique in his misrepresentation of the classical liberal tradition.

Progressive Democracy »

The ideology of Democracy legitimizes the actions of democratic government by validating them as being approved by the people.

Want a Choice Not an Echo in Education? Then Keep the Feds Out »

A provision of the recent House GOP tax plan would allow parents to use up to $10,000 of their 529 college savings plans for K-12 expenses including private school tuition. Parental choice in education is a bedrock Republican principle, and President Trump along with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are leading advocates. Yet even if...
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Principal-agent Theory and Representative Government »

In recent decades economists have devoted great efforts to the analysis of the principal-agent problem (see for example Milgrom and Roberts 1992 and the Wikipedia article on “Principal-agent Problem”). This area of study has to do with the incentives and disincentives of an agent acting on behalf of a principal that he is presumed or...
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The School Choice Deplorables »

Are you now, or have you ever been, a supporter of the right of parents to choose their children’s schools? Then you’re a school choice deplorable. At least, that’s what some school choice opponents want us to believe. It’s no secret that President Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos are long-time school choice supporters....
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Checks and Balances: Assessing Trump’s First 200 Days »

President Donald Trump’s administration has passed the 200 day mark, a milestone that might make it reasonable to look at what he’s accomplished after making big promises in his campaign. No Obamacare repeal. No tax reform. No NAFTA repeal. No wall. No immigration reform (although he did issue some executive orders that were partially...
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