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Tyler Cowen

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Old folks have all the top jobs, and it’s not good...

Why so many of America’s best and brightest college graduates go into management consulting, finance or law school is a perennial question. There are...

There are plenty of jobs, but where are the wages?

The most disappointing feature of the most recent jobs report is that wages did not grow very much, even though the U.S. economy is...

Tax the wealthy and their charities will suffer

America’s corporate economy has long been divided between a taxed, for-profit sector and a non-taxed, not-for-profit sector. This division has significant implications for tax...

Social Security isn’t doomed for younger generations

I have good news for younger generations worried that they won’t be able to claim their Social Security benefits because we older generations have...

Bitcoin is (probably) here to stay

In case you hadn’t noticed, bitcoin has made a major comeback. After falling below $4,000 for much of 2018, the price recently reached almost...

Internet happiness click away

Most critiques of online activity and social media are neither rigorous nor helpful – by which I mean, they do not adequately explain why...

Renaming NAFTA could work

The Trump administration’s renegotiation of NAFTA is decidedly underwhelming, the product of a toxic process that made only a modest modification of the original...

A change of scenery for startups

Sometimes significant news doesn’t make much of a splash, and that was the case for a recent major transaction. PetSmart Inc. last month announced...

The resistance will have all the proper permits

The U.S. has started becoming a country of protesters once again, largely in response to the proposed policies and rhetoric of President Donald Trump....

Why Trump appointees will be effective, for better or worse

It’s natural to evaluate Donald Trump’s appointments by whether we agree with the stances of the appointees. But it’s also worth asking how effective...

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