An interview with Michelle Silver (University of Toronto), author of Retirement and Its Discontents (Columbia).
Do recent psych findings suggest why there’s a pressure to go partisan when doing public scholarship?
Cristobal Young explains that the rich do not move when you raise their taxes.
We discuss a student proposal at Georgetown to give reparations for their school’s history with slavery.
We discuss pyramid schemes and how they work.
Old Town Road, and authentic country music
Attributing Asian-Americans’ high educational achievement to “Asian culture”
Governments are big compared to the 19th century, but their size has generally been stable over the past several decades, except perhaps in the US.
A look at differences in entrepreneurship participation rates across race.
We discuss an exchange between Steven Lubet and Michael Burawoy on fact-checking ethnography.