This post uses data from the World Bank to look at the effect of migration on countries around the world. I will begin by looking at all countries for which the World Bank has data, then drill down. So to begin, the data used in this post: 1. Net migration, by country available here. The […]
An acquaintance was talking about a program called Graduation 2010 which was implemented in public schools in Daviess County, KY (total county population just south of 100K). Here’s an article from 2003: Michelle Hancock doesn’t need to read brain research books. She reads her children. One got in on the start of an experimental brain-building […]
I write about issues I believe affect economic growth. For example, over the years, I have written a lot about taxes. And here’s a simple graph showing why: What we see is that tax rates at any given time seem to be related to the growth rate of real GDP per capita over the next […]
Thomas Sowell recently announced his retirement. Ten years ago, I explained why I believe him to be a hack. Examples are provided, but refreshments are on you. Read it and reach your own conclusions.
The concept of the so-called Oil Curse is that countries that have an abundance of oil tend to be basket cases – undemocratic, kleptocratic, and poorly developed. The Oil Curse is a special case of of what is sometimes called the Resource Curse. Of course, not every country rich in oil has suffered from the […]
Tom Cotton, the junior United States Senator from Arkansas had a piece in the NY Times: President-elect Trump now has a clear mandate not only to stop illegal immigration, but also to finally cut the generation-long influx of low-skilled immigrants that undermines American workers. Yet many powerful industries benefit from such immigration. They’re arguing that […]
Neel Kashkari has been President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis since January 1, 2016. Prior to that, he was brought over from Goldman Sachs to be Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Stability from October 2008 to May 2009. His job was to hand out money to the banks as bailout. I believe […]
The Washington Post has a story substantial rise in heavy drinking by White women. Here is a similar story from across the pond published last year. Your thoughts?
One of the memes that was circulated in some quarters during the last election is that Black people are excessively loyal to the Democrats. In this post I will examine whether that is true using real median incomes. The figure below shows the Black Median Income as a Percentage of the Total (i.e., all ethnicities) […]
This has been widely reported over the past few days: Doctors from Harvard have an intriguing suggestion for saving 32,000 lives each year: Make sure all senior citizens who wind up in the hospital are treated by female doctors. After examining the medical records of Medicare patients from across the country, the Harvard researchers calculated that […]