There's a huge debate among economists of education on whether the positive relationship between educational attainment and income is due to human capital, signaling, or ability bias. But what do the students themselves believe? Bryan Caplan has argued that students' actions (for instance, thei... (more) Some liberal arts majors make more money than others, but by far the ones who make the most are economics majors. The fact that economics majors make so much more is often taken to mean that majoring in economics raises future earnings. Is this true? In this post I'll discuss some general consid... (more) Suppose a high school student is deeply interested in a particular social or political issue and interested in doing something about the subject. What advice would you give him/her?
You may assume that the high school student is roughly similar in profile to the typical active top Quora writ... (more)