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May 23, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
Hanke’s 2022 Misery Index—Who’s Miserable and Who’s Happy?

Steve H. Hanke (National Review)

The human condition lies on a vast spectrum between “miserable” and “happy.” Which is why we need Hanke’s Annual Misery Index (HAMI) to rank the world’s countries. Care to guess where America lands? READ MORE »
Watch: Two Economists Debate Inflation’s Causes,
Forecast 2023’s Inflation – Hanke & Cochrane

A Collegiate Renaissance?

Richard K. Vedder (James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal)

American higher education is in great trouble. Most depressing problem? Commitment to free expression is in steep decline—except at the new University of Austin (UATX). Yes, keep your eye on this ball. READ MORE »

Restoring the Promise

Higher Education in America

By Richard K. Vedder

San Francisco Falls Further into the Abyss as Office Values Plunge 75 Percent

Lee E. Ohanian (California on Your Mind)

Prestige commercial addresses in San Francisco are now selling at 75 percent less, on a per-square-foot basis, than they sold pre-pandemic. Add in surging crime and proliferating homelessness, and you have, in the not-too-distant future, the end of America’s most beautiful city. What can be done? (Actually, there is something.) READ MORE »

Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope

You Use the Roads, Don’t You?

Michael C. Munger (American Institute for Economic Research)

Does driving on the road make you a hypocrite as a critic of big government? No. Classical liberals don’t have to pump the brakes when using public roads. READ MORE »

Highway Heist

America’s Crumbling Infrastructure
and the Way Forward

By James T. Bennett

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