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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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PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

PPE Career Seminar: Working for the State Department

This PPE Career Seminar will discuss how to use your training in the PPE disciplines – Philosophy, Politics, and Economics – working for the U.S. Department of State. Guest speaker: Kimberly Everett, former PPE student and a member of the Foreign Service.

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