There's an inverse (and perverse) relationship between Medicaid provision and household income.
Empirical evidence suggests immigration is highly beneficial for immigrants and native-born citizens alike. Unfortunately, people don't like changing their beliefs.
An external locus of control predicts depression.
Sex has a non-zero impact on the educational outcomes (and, by extension, career choices) of boys and girls.
In which Amtrak gets away with securities fraud.
Edwards and Bourne do a deep dive into the literature and find that worries about economic inequality are overblown.
File this under "Disgusting Abuses of Government Power."
The calculus then becomes how many deaths we are willing to tolerate before the cost in lives exceeds the benefit we receive from automobiles.
[This is a third assignment from a previous semester. As with the second essay reproduced here on Ignore This, this assignment is but lightly edited, and it maintains its in-text citations and bibliography. In this case, the purpose for keeping these components is to maintain the overall character of the assignment (a practical proposal addressed to Senator Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) that, who knows, maybe I'll actually submit to the man sometime in the future).]
Fortunately for that inertial part of me which is loath to go to the trouble of organizing the relevant data and arguments, Cambridge PhD candidates Vincent Harinam and Rob Henderson have done yeoman's work in this area already.