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Courtney Michaluk
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Courtney Michaluk is a graduate research fellow and MA economics student at George Mason University. Research interests include tax and finance policy, and personal interests include brunch, puppies, and Formula One - not necessarily in that order. She is an advocate for the power of economic thinking and Tennessee whiskey to improve societal well-being.

A photo of Courtney and her friend Daniel Burnett was used to illustrate Pat Buchanan's idea of "a society that has lost its moral bearings and is rapidly losing its mind." Stay classy, Pat.

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More Politics Than Economics: Brat's Views On Immigration Contradict Economic Reality

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 11:42 AM

David Brat has crash landed into the spotlight after a surprising and underfunded victory over Eric Cantor in the Virginia primary. The economics-professor-turned-politico, an image that brings a vivid recollection of that time Mr. Smith went to Washington, has garnered both praise and criticism from free...

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Why John Walters Is Wrong About Drugs

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 5:04 PM

John P. Walters, director of drug control policy under President George W. Bush, wrote on what he views as an inconsistency between libertarian philosophy and support for ending the war on drugs. He claims libertarians get it wrong on drugs.

Mr. Walters gets it wrong on drugs, as...

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Elon Musk Is Even Smarter Than We Thought

(4) Comments | Posted June 14, 2014 | 2:49 PM

It's an Elon Musk world, and we're just living in it.

This week, Musk announced that Tesla would yank all of its patents and open up their technology to whomever so desires it. Musk even went so far as to announce via Tesla's blog that they "will not...

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He's Just Not That Into You: Why Millennials Aren't Buying the Affordable Care Act

(28) Comments | Posted January 29, 2014 | 11:32 AM

Uncle Sam's "We Want You!" finger is pointed directly at the nose of every young adult in America. But do we want him?

In stark contrast to the name-calling disaster that was the government shutdown of 2013, Congress quietly passed a spending bill this month with a...

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Gayconomics 101: Why the Latest LGBT Rights Legislation Could Be the 'ENDA' the Road for Some Job Seekers

(50) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 2:08 PM

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA), designed to prohibit workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, appears to have been designed with the best of intentions. But like '80s fashion or tequila shots, what sounds good in theory can have unintended consequences. Just like that hangover you...

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