A lot of people like to talk about the size of government. This is the actual data.
As mass shootings surface in the news again, it’s worth understanding the very clear relationship between the murder rate and gun owner rate.
Here’s why Joe Manchin (West Virginia) and GOP Senators are reluctant to help defray crippling, widespread economic costs of American higher ed. It’s real simple: There’s nothing in it for ‘em. See, Manchin and GOP […]
The farther people live from each other the less they want to live. What evidence from the states shows…
—and why whoever wins should temper expectations of dominating the Senate like it’s 1933 or 1965.
The average state which elected Donald Trump had 93 people per square mile. Average state won by Hillary Clinton had 283 people per square mile. Density—the distance between us—matters. And so does information, which corresponds […]
On July 9, 1787 in Philadelphia, the 50-something delegates to the Constitutional Convention argued intensely over how much a slave was worth while at the same time completely omitting the word “slavery” from the Constitution […]
What if the Founding Fathers didn’t actually like the Constitution they ended up with?
Between 1900 and 2014, the US spent 8X more of its national income on public health. During the same time, its citizens could expect to live 31 years longer.
Researchers at the National Institute of Health examined six years of workplace safety data from the 1990s. Here’s what they found:
Here’s the saddest song I’ve got:
The US Senate *majority* represents a *minority* of the population and a minority of the economy. The very structure of our government is flawed—and it’s exactly what the protagonists of the US Constitution feared. Consider […]
I like to think this blog is about my own ideas, but sometimes something comes along that’s worth repeating. This is one of those. “The late Ryszard Kapuściński coined a striking term to describe those […]
What if the biggest complainers about the federal government were its biggest beneficiaries?