When Will Hillary Clinton Recover Her Political Footing?

Around the 12th of Never. Maybe. If she's lucky: Hillary Clinton is facing a backlash over her paid speeches, with students at the University of Nevada Las Vegas calling on her to reject the $225,000 that the school is paying her family charity, and Republicans saying her lucrative engagements demonstrate that she is removed from everyday …

It Is Time to Paraphrase Napoleon

For those who are not quite "Ready for Hillary," my advice is to never interfere with the Clintons when they are in the process of destroying themselves: Hillary Clinton's multimillion dollar fortune has caused some negative headlines during the media tour for the release of her new book "Hard Choices," which is widely seen as …

Inherited Wealth and Societal Benefits

Contrary to popular belief, inherited wealth can be very good for the economy as a whole, as Greg Mankiw points out: From a policy perspective, we need to consider not only the direct effects on the family but also the indirect effects on the broader economy. Rising income inequality over the past several decades has …

“Pejman Yousefzadeh” Will Remain My Name Until the Day I Die . . .

And nothing will change that. But I do confess that this blog post distresses me somewhat. Hmmm; per the comments, perhaps I have to find a way to work an umlaut into my name . . . right before becoming a heavy metal rock star, of course. After all, heavy metal rockers don't have any trouble raking …

Want Your Kids to Be Better Educated and Wealthier?

Remain married to your spouse, if at all possible. Note that the positive effect of having parents that remain married is even stronger when the parents in question never even went to college. Note the following as well: The idea that marriages have such strong spillover effects strikes some as a spurious correlation. But there …