James Q Wilson

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Name: James Q Wilson
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Finding right commencement speaker can be tricky

College presidents — and I was one for 22 years — have few more thankless jobs than procuring (and that’s the right word) commencement speakers.The expectation of graduates and their families is that a big-time speaker will be there to put the cherry ... [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Remarks on Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century"

In his latest book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century," Thomas Piketty argues that when the rate of return on capital exceeds economic growth, there is increasing wealth concentration. This dynamic was held at bay during the 20th century by the world ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

After the crisis

issue of National Review.At the beginning of the Great Recession, economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff warned that the recovery might be a long one because the recession had been preceded by a financial crisis. Typically, recovery from financial ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 08 2014 - Updated Apr 08 2014 - 2 reports

Commencement Speeches Are for Suckers

College presidents — and I was one for 22 years — have few more thankless jobs than procuring (and that’s the right word) commencement speakers. More Succeeding in Places for Which Your Past Hasn’t Prepared You Court: NYC Can Ban Church Service In Public ... [Published Time - Apr 08 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 2 reports

Scenes from the Culture War Front Line

( )I sure picked a great day to travel to Chicago for the 50 th anniversary of the Philadelphia Society, for which I was privileged to be president a few years back.  The theme of this year’s meeting is “ The Road Ahead: Serfdom or Liberty?”  To which ... [Published Power Line - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Worksharing and long-term unemployment

.The Great Recession was especially deep and especially long. The sustained departure of output from its trend path was accompanied by a large drop in employment, which stayed low relative to trend for an extended period as well. As this occurred, the ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Is 'Stop-and-Frisk' Worth It?

Photo: Adam Petto/Any angler will tell you: “If you want to catch fish, you have to go where the fish are.” The same is true when fishing for street crime.In the case of crack cocaine, you need to focus on urban, poor, African-American neighborhoods, ... [Published Heritage Foundation - Mar 30 2014]
First reported Mar 28 2014 - Updated Mar 28 2014 - 1 reports

Is newspaper coverage of economic events politically biased?

This paper develops an econometric technique to test for political bias in news reports that controls for the underlying character of the news reported. Because of the changing availability of the number of newspapers in Nexis/Lexis, two sets of time ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Mar 28 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Peter Schuck at Cato Thursday

On Thursday Cato will welcome Peter Schuck, professor emeritus of law at Yale, to discuss his new book “Why Government Fails So Often, And How It Can Do Better,” with Arnold Kling commenting. (I’ll be moderating). Today Peter Berkowitz reviews the book ... [Published Cato Institute - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Reviewing the Rationale for Stop-and-Frisk

Any angler will tell you: “If you want to catch fish, you have to go where the fish are.” The same is true when fishing for street crime.In the case of crack cocaine, you need to focus on urban, poor, African-American neighborhoods, because trafficking ... [Published Atlantic Monthly - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

The British recovery: Remarks by George Osborne, chancellor of the Exchequer

Please join us for an event featuring British Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne.12:45 PMRegistration and Lunch1:00 PMRemarks:George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, United KingdomModerator:Kevin Hassett, AEI2:00 PMAdjournmentFor more information, ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Feb 25 2014 - Updated Feb 25 2014 - 1 reports

Machiavelli, James Q. Wilson, and the paradoxes of crime control

This week Pepperdine University will hold a conference on the thought of James Q. Wilson, and I will present a paper called “Wilson’s Machiavellian Cruelty” . The first half of the paper argues that Wilson’s failure to acknowledge that punishment is ... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Feb 25 2014]

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Finding right commencement speaker can be tricky [Published U-T San Diego - Apr 17 2014]
Remarks on Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twe... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Apr 15 2014]
After the crisis [Published American Enterprise Institute - Apr 14 2014]
Commencement Speeches Are for Suckers [Published Time - Apr 08 2014]
Commencement Speeches Are for Suckers [Published TIME.com - Apr 08 2014]
Scenes from the Culture War Front Line [Published Power Line - Apr 04 2014]
Scenes from the Culture War Front Line [Published Power Line - Apr 04 2014]
Worksharing and long-term unemployment [Published American Enterprise Institute - Apr 03 2014]
Is 'Stop-and-Frisk' Worth It? [Published Heritage Foundation - Mar 30 2014]
Is newspaper coverage of economic events politi... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Mar 28 2014]
Peter Schuck at Cato Thursday [Published Cato Institute - Mar 25 2014]
Peter Schuck at Cato Thursday [Published Cato @ Liberty - Mar 25 2014]
Reviewing the Rationale for Stop-and-Frisk [Published Atlantic Monthly - Mar 24 2014]
The British recovery: Remarks by George Osborne... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Mar 24 2014]
Opportunity for all: How to think about income ... [Published American Enterprise Institute - Mar 19 2014]
The Progressive Guise of de Blasio [Published Dissident Voice - Mar 18 2014]
Latest News on the Climate Change Collapse [Published Power Line - Mar 07 2014]
End the Drug War: The American People are Not t... [Published Cato @ Liberty - Mar 05 2014]
Machiavelli, James Q. Wilson, and the paradoxes... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Feb 25 2014]
Where The Nonbelievers Are [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - Feb 05 2014]
Sad Pictures of a Sears Store That Will Make Yo... [Published The Street Latest - Jan 14 2014]
Some Explanations for the Curious Absence of So... [Published EconLog - Dec 20 2013]
Glenn Loury on the Pernicious Influence of Jame... [Published Will Wilkinson - May 07 2012]
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Commencement Speeches Are for Suckers [Published TIME.com - Apr 08 2014]
College presidents — and I was one for 22 years — have few more thankless jobs than procuring (and that’s the right word) commencement speakers. More Succeeding in Places for Which Your Past Hasn’t Prepared You Court: NYC Can Ban Church Service In Public ...
Scenes from the Culture War Front Line [Published Power Line - Apr 04 2014]
(Steven Hayward) I sure picked a great day to travel to Chicago for the 50th anniversary of the Philadelphia Society, for which I was privileged to be president a few years back.  The theme of this year’s meeting is “ The Road Ahead: Serfdom or Liberty?” ...
Latest News on the Climate Change Collapse [Published Power Line - Mar 07 2014]
(Steven Hayward) James Q. Wilson used to like to tell social scientists, “Stop trying to predict the future; you can’t even predict the past!”  A slightly more refined version of this axiom, which I first heard explained by John DiIulio—one of Wilson’s ...
End the Drug War: The American People are Not t... [Published Cato @ Liberty - Mar 05 2014]
Doug Bandow Drug use is bad. Arresting people for using drugs is worse. With the states of Colorado and Washington leading the way, the federal government should drop criminal penalties against those who produce, sell, and consume drugs. The so-called ...
Machiavelli, James Q. Wilson, and the paradoxes... [Published The Reality-Based Community - Feb 25 2014]
This week Pepperdine University will hold a conference on the thought of James Q. Wilson, and I will present a paper called “Wilson’s Machiavellian Cruelty” . The first half of the paper argues that Wilson’s failure to acknowledge that punishment is ...
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