April 2021 ISSUE

Parenting Tips (and Other Helpful Advice) for Economists

By Michael L. Davis

If you're currently parenting a 5-year old or remember what that was like, you can skip over the next few paragraphs. You've lived this story before. For the rest of you, here's the scene. It's 6:30 on a school night. Daniela has finished her dinner. (And, no, ...

Big Brother Is Watching You

By Rachel Ferguson

Book Review of Predict and Surveil: Data, Discretion, and the Future of Policing, by Sarah Brayne.1 Sarah Brayne has done some excellent sociological research by spending several years embedded in the LAPD [Los Angeles Police Department]-one of the most techn...

Grandmasters of Self-Promotion

By Arnold Kling

In all the fields touched by the six boomers profiled here—technology, entertainment, economics, academia, politics, law—what they passed on to their children was worse than what they inherited. Helen Andrews, Boomers: The Men and Women Who Promised Fre...

The Nobel Factor: What Does the Prize Reward?

By David R. Henderson

A Book Review of The Nobel Factor: The Prize in Economics, Social Democracy, and the Market Turn, by Avner Offer and Gabriel Söderberg.1 Since 1996, I've had a deal with the editors of the Wall Street Journal. I get up early on the West Coast the day the...

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