Civil Rights and Private Property Rights

The connection between civil rights and private property rights as they play out in the 1960s and now.

Do Police Deter Crime?

Is there a connection between larger police forces and lower crime rates?

How Subtle Subsidies Shaped U.S. Health Care

Melissa A. Thomasson looked into how federal money created the U.S. health care landscape as we know it.

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the Post-prohibition Era

The country's experience regulating alcohol after Prohibition may provide lessons regarding marijuana.

Debating Welfare Way Before George Will

The debate over welfare goes back surprisingly far.
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What If Home Ownership Were Not Part of the American Dream?

Is home ownership a requirement for adulthood in America? As far back in 1938, some have argued to change that mindset.
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A Fight About Taxing the Wealthy, a Century Before President Obama

The debate about how much of the government's money should come from the rich is a conversation that goes back more than 100 years.
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Labor Unions, Public Employees, and Race: And Interview with William P. Jones

An interview with scholar William P. Jones on labor unions, public employees, and race.

The Roots of Modern Police Work

The beginnings of modern police work have roots in the colonial experience in Ireland.

Privacy, Journalism, and the Gilded Age

The interview is now such a standard part of journalism that it may come as a surprise to read that the New York Times editorialized against it in 1874.