The Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure…

Wondering whether you can ask someone to give you a PhD in exchange for a kickback? Curious whether you can get away with stuffing ballot boxes? Allow me to introduce you to the Encyclopedia of Ethical Failure. Every couple years the Department…

Celebrating April 15th (17th)

When I first moved to the U.S. for graduate school (which was a long time ago), I was very intrigued by and excited about the tax system and tax day. I envisioned it as a matter of civic engagement, a yearly ritual…

TSA: Wasteful and Insecure

I travel a great deal so I frequently find myself in the company of TSA agents who check my boarding pass, remind me to remove my shoes, jacket, belt, laptop, liquids, and all items from my pockets (including the previously inspected boarding…

Bob Frank vs Fox news

An interesting argument between Bob Frank and Fox news about the role of luck (and some about taxes as well) What is amazing to me is how little evidence we have to support any side of this debate and yet how certain…