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Quantifying The Social Cost Of Firearms:A New Approach To Gun Control

The Conversation US | Posted 07.14.2016 | Crime
The Conversation US

New regulation would need to be very restrictive. Millions of these guns would have to be removed from circulation to see any measurable effect on public safety, a politically impossible lift.

Unexpected Modern Status Symbols

Emily Guy Birken | Posted 08.03.2014 | Money
Emily Guy Birken

It's hardly surprising to learn that status-seeking individuals choose to buy goods and services based on how impressive the cost is. What is disconcerting is to realize that it's not just that typical high-prestige goods like handbags, luxury cars and the like that can become markers of status.

Is Being Single More Expensive?

LearnVest | Posted 05.27.2013 | Women

While nowadays, everyone buzzes about how expensive weddings can be, it turns out the price tag on one's nuptials is a mere pittance compared to the cost of remaining single.

Ending Planetary Socialism

Gernot Wagner | Posted 11.09.2011 | Green
Gernot Wagner

The point, of course, is not to give up, but instead to look for policy solutions that channel market forces in the right direction. Not because the market should be king, but because it all too often is.

What is the Value of a Clean Future for the Gulf?

Erik Rothenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erik Rothenberg

According to estimates by the Flow Rate Technical Group, the team advising the government on the giant leak in the Gulf of Mexico, some 45-130 million...

This Economy is a Real Killer

Peter Dreier | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Dreier

Every day, week, and month that the current recession continues, and even deepens, more people die, get seriously injured physically, and suffer emotional hardships that can scar them for life.