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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act, brought on by overfishing.

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PPE Workshop

PPE Workshop

Prof. Peter Boettke announces the Fall 2015 schedule for the Workshop in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

Can Philosopher Alex Tabarrok Bridge the Wonks and Burning Man?

The OZY site’s profile of Alex Tabarrok, faculty member in the Department of Economics and director, Center for the Study of Public Choice, terms him “a philosopher king of modern libertarian zeitgeist” and describes his ability for bringing the message of libertarianism to a wider audience.

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Experimental Findings "On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children" by GMU's Daniel Houser and others

Experimental Findings "On the origins of dishonesty: From parents to children" by GMU's Daniel Houser and others

Dishonesty is a pervasive and costly phenomenon. This column reports the results of a lab experiment in which parents had an opportunity to behave dishonestly. Parents cheated the most when the prize was for their child and their child was not present. Parents cheated little when their child was present, but were more likely to cheat in front of sons than in front of daughters. The latter finding may help to explain why women attach greater importance to moral norms and are more honest.

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