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Boudreaux Co-Author of New Alcohol Study

Boudreaux Co-Author of New Alcohol Study

A new study from the Virginia Institute for Public Policy, co-authored by economics professor Donald Boudreaux, finds that privatizing Virginia's ABC stores will have no effect on the number of alcohol-related health problems in the commonwealth.

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College Students Win Language Scholarships

College Students Win Language Scholarships

Three Mason students were awarded U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarships to study abroad this summer. The students are among 575 U.S. undergraduate and graduate students selected from nearly 5,300 applicants.

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 The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Matt Ridley, bestselling author of The Red Queen, Nature via Nurture, and other books, tells the story of human cultural and economic evolution in his latest work, The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves. Combining the best of economics and biology, he explains both the "how" and "why" of the amazing (and recent) explosion in worldwide human well-being.

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"The Breeder's Cup"

"The Breeder's Cup"

In a Father's Day weekend Wall Street Journal essay, Economics' professor Bryan Caplan makes the case for having more children. "Social science may suggest that kids drain their parents' happiness, but there's evidence that good parenting is less work and more fun than people think."

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