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Obama's Misleading Minimum Wage Statistics by Don Boudreaux and Liya Palagashvili

Obama's Misleading Minimum Wage Statistics by Don Boudreaux and Liya Palagashvili

In U.S. News & World Report, Professor Don Boudreaux and an Economics PhD student, Liya Palagashvili, analyze some numbers that President Obama recently cited in support of raising the minimum wage.

David Brook's article, "What Our Words Tell Us," highlights research by GMU's Dr. Daniel Klein

David Brook's article, "What Our Words Tell Us," highlights research by GMU's Dr. Daniel Klein

Daniel Klein of George Mason University has conducted one of the broadest studies with the Google search engine. He found further evidence of individualization and demoralization showing that our society has become more individualistic and less morally aware. Liberals sometimes argue that our main problems come from the top: a self-dealing elite, the oligarchic bankers. But the evidence suggests that individualism and demoralization are pervasive up and down society, and may be even more pervasive at the bottom. Liberals also sometimes talk as if our problems are fundamentally economic, and can be addressed politically, through redistribution. But maybe the root of the problem is also cultural.

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Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class in the WSJ

Donald Boudreaux and Mark Perry: The Myth of a Stagnant Middle Class in the WSJ

Don Boudreaux and his former grad assistant, Mark Perry, challenge the assertion that middle-class Americans have stagnated economically since the 1970s.

Transcript of 1944 Bretton Woods Conference Found at Treasury

Transcript of 1944 Bretton Woods Conference Found at Treasury

Kurt Schuler, a GMU PhD graduate affiliated with Mercatus Center actually found the original Bretton Woods archival papers in a hidden corner of the Treasury Dept. “Everyone thinks they know what happened at Bretton Woods, but what they know has been filtered by generations of historical accounts,” Barry Eichengreen, a professor or economics and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, said in a statement. “International monetary history will never be the same.”

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