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Please don’t send my daddy to jail?

It must be heartbreaking for a child to see a parent go to jail for some crime. But is it necessarily all bad for how the kid’s life turns out in the long run?

Not according to a paper in the latest American Economic Review  by Samuel Norris, Matthew Pecenco, and Jeffrey Weaver, “The Effects of Parental and Sibling . . .

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August 31, 2021

How Not to Argue about Cause and Effect

“If you spend a little time with CDC’s interactive maps, the conclusion seems blindingly obvious: measures taken by the states to “fight” the Wuhan virus, something that was never deemed possible before last year, imposed enormous costs but have made little or no difference in the end. The smart states were the ones . . .

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May 29, 2021

Some COVID entrepreneurs

“The roll-up-your-sleeves, can-do, American spirit is not dead yet!” I thought when I readSilvrback blog image that “New businesses in the United States surged during the pandemic.”  The study by Simeon Djankov and Eva Yiwen Zhang at the Petersen Institute notes that new business applications in the US shot up by some 40% during . . .

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May 26, 2021

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