That's one thing economics and physics have in common.
No better when it's couched in a more socially palatable narrative.
The market is in many instances at the forefront of social change rather than merely reactive to it.
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.
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.
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).]
[I've written essays in semesters past that I've been meaning to post here. This is the longest of them. For ease of reading, I've removed the in-text citations and inserted the references as hyperlinks. In addition, I've made some (mostly minor) revisions in language in a few places. Otherwise, what you're about to read is what my professor graded me on.]