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Tyler Cowen

Professor Pepper Sprayed While Teaching Class On Vigilantism

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.28.2014 | College

A man was arrested on Wednesday after bursting into economist Tyler Cowen's George Mason University law school classroom, jumping on a table and tryin...

"Jobs or Inequality"? That's No Choice at All

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I would be dissatisfied with a society in which middle-class and lower-middle-class earners have no chance to better themselves. In my opinion, the opportunity for self-improvement is a fundamental human right. What's more, it's not just those individuals who lose out. When social mobility denied to any group, society loses a vast talent pool filled with people who could make things better for everyone.

The Bright Future of Liberal Religion

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 11.29.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

What we are seeing in liberal religious circles is not collapse but creative rethinking

Obamacare Choice: Navigation or Conflagration

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Right now, 48.6 million Americans lack health insurance. The vast majority aren't freely choosing that insecurity. It's not that they don't want the peace-of-mind of insurance. It's that they can't afford it.

Wealth Taxes to Cure Inequality? How About Tax Reform Instead.

Joseph J. Thorndike | Posted 09.23.2013 | Politics
Joseph J. Thorndike

What are the prospects for a new federal tax on wealth? Pretty good, if you think surging inequality will trigger a populist revolt. But not so good i...

Trash Talking Economists

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The economics profession has been injected with enormous sums of money -- in the form of chairs, endowments, think tanks, advisory roles, consulting gigs, and God knows what else -- to push it further to the right.

The Key to Prosperity: Manufacturing American Jobs

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

It appears that the national conversation may be about to pivot from an almost obsessive concentration on big government and expense reduction to a concern for the well-being of the individual citizen and revenue generation.

Let's Make America the Creation Nation Again

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

We define "Creation Nation" as a country in which the private and public sector collaborate to develop and commercialize innovative products and services that create businesses or business opportunities that grow the economy and generate good-paying, value-added jobs.

Tyler Kingkade

George Mason Profs Launch Innovative Online University

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.08.2012 | College

Two George Mason University economics professors are teaching on a new campus: in the cloud. Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok have launched MRUniversi...

Trust-busting

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

There is no task that is more important to the future of the country. Trust-building must be job number one for those who love America and are committed to keeping it the greatest nation on earth.

An Anarchist on Stagnation

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.15.2012 | Books
Robert Teitelman

The stagnation thesis is interesting; at the very least it forces us to revisit and question how we attempt to further exploit nature and how this process, innovation, really occurs. But to base it all on a feeling of disappointment, based on childhood fantasies, is a bit rich.

Tyler Cowen: 'People Overrate The Virtues Of Local Food'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.12.2012 | DC

Blame the interns and the politicians for D.C.'s overpriced and mediocre food. Then go get some good lunch at a strip mall in the Virginia suburbs. ...

Tyler Cowen Tackles the Big-bank Problem

Robert Teitelman | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Over the weekend, Tyler Cowen put up a column in The New York Times arguing a) that financial institutions should not be broken up and b) that shareho...

Romer, Shiller, Other Economists Offer Their Advice For 2012

The New York Times | N. GREGORY MANKIW, CHRISTINA D. ROMER; TYLER COWEN; ROBERT H. FRANK; ROBERT J. SHILLER and RICHARD H. THALER | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business

Believe it or not, times are getting better. Some homebuilding picked up, but no fix emerged for the housing crisis. At least that's what the dry ...

Want Chinese Food On Christmas? Here's Where To Go

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.21.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- For a goodly number of us in the D.C. area, Christmas is a day to be celebrated with moo shu and a movie. And for those of us who meet t...

Economc Turmoil Could Spell Trouble for Innovation

Posted 10.09.2011 | Business

While the stock market has plummeted on concerns about the near-term strength of the American economy, the larger issue could be that the long-term pr...

America's Hottest Economist

Business Week | Brendan Greeley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

Tyler Cowen sits with a cranberry juice and a pile of books he no longer intends to read. He's at Harry's Tap Room, near the Air France ticket counter...

The Separation Of Art And State: Why Obama's National Endowment Cuts Are Healthy

Travis Korte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Travis Korte

"The ants on the crucifix" should be a synonym for "the writing on the wall". This winter, the Smithsonian Institute removed an artwork that had anger...

Don't Follow the Leader

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

"In the final chapter, Seeley suggests five lessons we could learn from bees.• Compose a decision-making group of individuals with shared interests....

'13 Bankers': Who's In Charge, The Banks Or The Government?

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Kwak

When push came to shove in late 2008, the banks' ultimate power was not that they were secretly controlling the levers of power, but that their place at the center of the financial system enabled them to hold the real economy hostage.

Decline of Euro, Pound Helps American Collectors

Daniel Grant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Daniel Grant

Six to 12 months ago, the Fine Art Fund - the London-based hedge fund that buys and sells artworks in eight different categories - had looked to acqui...

Don't Call It a Comeback

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Harry Moroz

This rather overwhelming response to the first "green shoots" of the economic crisis suggests that we've reached a significant, even threshold, moment that policymakers must utilize.

Tyler Cowen: Why Creditors Should Suffer Too

New York Times | Tyler Cowen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THE Obama administration's proposals to reform financial regulation sound ambitious enough as they aim to bring companies like A.I.G. under a broader ...