Month: June 2015

Economics and Economy, Political Psychology

Take a Walk on the Hedonic Treadmill

Here’s what happens when you raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to scientists: Nothing. Well, not nothing. All kinds of bad things happen to the economy. But nothing happens for two groups of people central to the whole debate: workers who get a bump to $15 and employers who have to bump …

Other News

Hypocrisy of the Left on Self-Identification

I’ll make this brief. If we must respect (revere?) the erstwhile Bruce Jenner for self-identifying as a woman, we have to respect Rachel Dolezal for self-identifying as black. Both voluntarily left the world of privilege, as it were, to join an underclass–an identifiable minority. Jenner left manhood; Dolezal left whitehood. The left doesn’t see it …