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February 20, 2013

The Job Market: Is College Overrated?

Colleges have turned out more than a quarter of a million education degrees annually since 2000, despite estimates that only 539,100 teaching positions will be available between 2010 and 2020, says Pamela Villarreal, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis...


The Wages of Sin Taxes

Many sin taxes are on goods with inelastic prices, meaning that as the price goes up, demand does not change, disproportionately affecting low-income consumers...


Hospitals Chase Medicare Performance-Based Bonuses

A 2008 study of Massachusetts doctors revealed that doctors who receive incentives to improve the overall health of their patients saw no better results than doctors who received no bonuses...


Public Expenditure Fails to Improve Labor Productivity

Higher levels of productive public expenditure by city governments have no statistically significant impact on labor productivity in the manufacturing sector...


Genetically Modified Rice Will Help Vitamin Deficient Children

"Golden rice" is modified to have higher vitamin A content and could be a benefit to the 3 billion people who depend on rice as their staple food...


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