Minimum Wage Increase Caused Jobs Drop, Or Not

By: Sunday July 24, 2011 12:50 pm

If economics were a science, professors would sic their grad students on a paper by Casey Mulligan explaining that the minimum wage hike in 2009 cost 800,000 jobs.

Are Economists Starting To Think About Their Failures?

By: Sunday August 29, 2010 10:30 am

Professor Uwe Rhinehardt may be opening the door to reconsideration of the role of economists in deciding social policy. It’s about time.

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