Tagged: America

Blood oil: more than half of the oil traded across the world has been stolen - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 18, 2018

Leif Wenar, King’s College London This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Donald Trump tweeted something true recently. Responding to the protests in Iran, the US president stated that “The people are finally getting wise as to how their money and wealth is being stolen and squandered.” Trump’s point is … Read More

Population size and GDP per capita: US states - The Dismal Science

Michael Reddell Apr 16, 2018

There have been a few posts here (here, here, and here) in the last week or so around the issue of population size and GDP per capita –  not because my prior is that there is any such relationship but (a) because I think there isn’t, and it is worth occasionally illustrating that across countries, and (b) … Read More

Why bodycam footage might not clear things up … - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 05, 2018

Deryn Strange, John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Kristyn Jones, John Jay College of Criminal Justice This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Stephon Clark, an African-American man, was killed by Sacramento police in his grandmother’s backyard last month, setting off protests and conflict over the police’s … Read More

Mad cows, Oprah Winfrey and communicating the science in a high-profile court case - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 26, 2018

Larry Lemmons, Texas Tech University and Asheley R. Landrum, Texas Tech University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Twenty years ago, images of staggering cattle and descriptions of brains resembling Swiss cheese became associated with one of the most popular television programs of the day when Texas … Read More

How the firearms industry influences US gun culture, in 6 charts - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 26, 2018

Michael Siegel, Boston University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices and theaters across the U.S. Yet in our nation’s ongoing conversation about the root … Read More

How talented kids from low-income families become America’s ‘Lost Einsteins’ - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 30, 2018

Alexander Bell, Harvard University; John Van Reenen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Raj Chetty, Stanford University, and Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political Science This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Innovation is widely viewed as the engine of economic growth. To maximize innovation … Read More

Accelerated Christian Education and pseudo-scientific “education” - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Jan 15, 2018

Picture this: grey walls rising up on three sides of you as you sit, hunched over your schoolwork – a science worksheet repudiating the theory of evolution, using the Loch Ness Monster as an example for why Darwin was horrifically, inexcusably wrong.  As you fill in the blanks, copying the answers from the pages of information in … Read More

“The Second World Wars” with Victor Davis Hanson - The Dismal Science

Paul Walker Jan 08, 2018

These videos come from Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson at the Hoover Institution. Robinson interviews Victor Davis Hanson about Hanson’s new book, “The Second World Wars“. How were the Axis powers able to instigate the most lethal conflict in human history? Find out in this two part episode of Uncommon Knowledge … Read More

Obamacare Myths - MacDoctor

Jim McVeagh Mar 24, 2010

Unfortunately, I have been too busy to comment on Obama’s “historic” healthcare bill, up until now. Somehow, congratulating Obama on his first real achievement seems somewhat hypocritical, considering I think the bill is the usual socialist mix of paternalistic pseudo-concern and a distressing disregard of both taxpayer’s pockets and obvious consequences. The fight to reverse [...] Related posts: … Read More