Private money for public goods

Almost every day for several years I would drag myself off a train at one of Sydney’s biggest train stations on the way to work. If you’ve travelled, what’s striking about Australian train stations is how empty and tacked-on they feel. Apart from the odd shop and vending machine they are quite austere, functional and […]

Banning German doesn’t help either

As a coda to the last post about banning headscarves, Vasiliki Fouka has another working paper looking at the impact of US schools banning German as a language of instruction after World War One: Affected individuals were less likely to volunteer in WWII and more likely to marry within their ethnic group and to choose […]


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