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Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson

Fergus Hodgson is the director of Econ Americas. Originally from New Zealand, he studies finance and entrepreneurship at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

naked-statistics
Charles Wheelan, author of Naked Statistics, has brought his insights to the world, seen here in Liberia. (@BridgeIntlAcads)

Why ‘Naked Statistics’ Succeeds Where Schools Fail

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Charles Wheelan’s Storytelling Reveals the Point of It All

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If students are too young and impressionable to take on loans, politicos shouldn’t promote state-sponsored loans. (Canva)

A Solution to Student-Loan Crisis: No More Risk-Free Loans

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Privatize All Programs to Immediately Stop The Bleeding

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daniel-lacalle
Daniel Lacalle, author of Life in the Financial Markets and chief economist for Tressis. (Daniel Lacalle)

Financial-Market Naysayers No Match for Daniel Lacalle

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Hedge-Fund Economist Confronts Myths, Offers Sage Advice for Next Generation

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The real-estate sector contend their own downturn is, in effect, everyone’s downturn. (Orygun)

Canadians Abandon Ownership Thanks to Mortgage Restrictions

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Fall in Housing Activity Is Fomenting Economic Hardship

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Fines are one way to bend internet firms, along with broader interpretation and enforcement of hate-speech legislation. (stevepb)

Digital Charter Is Trojan Horse for Censorship

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Safety Protections Is Already Limiting Legitimate Discussions

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digital gdp
GDP measurements will need tweaking to account for a new economic era. (FCPP)

Old-School Stats Neglect Digital Economy

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Economic Innovation Has Heightened, Migrated Online

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andrew-breitbart
Andrew Breitbart's electric, combative style changed the course of US media, but his battle is far from over. (Gage Skidmore)

Andrew Breitbart’s Battle Lives On

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Alternative-Media Hero Has Clarion Call for Our Generation

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Internal Revenue Service Headquarters (IRS) Building in Washington. (Cliff)

IRS Silence on Cryptocurrencies Is Deafening

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Lack of Clarity Reveals Vulnerability, Invites Mass Noncompliance

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Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, and Vancouver municipal governments have passed laws to limit Airbnb that are de facto bans. (FCPP)

Suppress Airbnb, Expect a Black Market

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Peer-to-Peer Platforms Bring More Resources to Market

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caplan against universities
How Universities Get Away with Teaching So Little Bryan Caplan: Signaling Offsets Lack of Human Capital On university signaling: Bryan Caplan of George Mason University and author of The Case against Education writes on what he finds interesting and important. The magnitude of taxpayer subsidies for higher education, seemingly everywhere, make the latter definitely the case. (Bryan Caplan) Bryan Caplan of George Mason University writes on what he finds interesting and important. The magnitude of taxpayer subsidies make the latter definitely the case for higher education. (Bryan Caplan)

How Universities Get Away with Teaching So Little

1170 658 Fergus Hodgson

Bryan Caplan: Signaling Offsets Lack of Human Capital

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