Little-Known Aspects of Human Migration: An interview with Susan Martin
A daughter of immigrants, Dr. Susan Martin sees historical patterns in the strong feelings surrounding immigration that can make our own era sound much like the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Purdue Day of Giving: Strengthening Computer Science
There is a shortfall in the number of people trained to analyze and make sense of the vast amount of digital data produced in a wired world. Nearly every sector of the economy -- from agriculture, to manufacturing, to retail -- is increasingly reliant on "Big Data" to increase productivity. Purdue is well positioned to recruit world-class researchers who will help provide graduates with the skills to design and use technology to achieve productivity goals and to ramp up efforts in research and w
Sustainable Tourism Certification
A lecture on sustainable tourism
Yandle on the Tragedy of the Commons and the Implications for Environmental Regulation
Bruce Yandle of Clemson University and George Mason University's Mercatus Center looks at the tragedy of the commons and the various ways that people have avoided the overuse of resources that are held in common. Examples discussed include fisheries, roads, rivers and the air. Yandle talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the historical use of norms, cooperative ventures such as incorporating a river, the common law, and top-down command-and-control regulation to reduce air and water pollut
Selgin on Free Banking
George Selgin of West Virginia University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about free banking, where government treats banks as no different from other firms in the economy. Rather than rely on government guarantees to protect depositors (coupled with regulation), banks would compete with each other in offering security and return on deposits. Selgin draws on historical episodes of free banking, particularly in Scotland, to show that such a world need not be unduly hazardous or filled with
Organic food for students: Cookbook 2. Eating healthy is fun!