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Today’s News & Commentary — July 25, 2017

Published July 25th, 2017 -

A New York Times piece covers the impact of drug tests (and drugs) on the economy.  In particular, it profiles various manufacturing companies in the Midwest, revealing the challenges they face filling jobs due to the proportion of applicants who fail drug tes... More »

Weekend News & Commentary — July 8-9, 2017

Published July 9th, 2017 -

According to the June jobs report released on Friday, the labor participation rate increased slightly from 62.7% in May to 62.8% in June.  The labor participation rate, or the share of American civilians over the age of 16 who are working or looking for a job,... More »

Workplace Discrimination Against Muslims

Published February 15th, 2017 -

It’s a difficult time to be a Muslim in America.  Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Muslim Americans have faced greater scrutiny, with recent global events triggering further anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States and abroad.  According to a 20... More »

Ban the Box and Perverse Consequences, Part III

Published August 4th, 2016 -

This is the final post in a three-part series. This is the last in a series of three posts on the prominent perverse consequences argument against “Banning the Box.”  The argument is that efforts to curtail employer exclusion of people with criminal records in... More »

Ban the Box and Perverse Consequences, Part II

Published August 3rd, 2016 -

This post is the second in a three-part series. This is the second in a series of three posts on the prominent perverse consequences argument that “Banning the Box” inadvertently exacerbates the racial inequality it purports to redress.  The first post critici... More »

Ban the Box and Perverse Consequences, Part I

Published August 2nd, 2016 -

This post is the first in a three-part series. Nothing sells like a perverse consequences argument.  The movement to “Ban the Box” has run into an objection familiar from debates over the minimum wage and affirmative action: this policy could exacerbate exactl... More »