Entries by Gary M. Galles

Creating So Many Jobs that Destroy Wealth

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

When Americans face an intense, hyper-partisan Presidential election, every labor market report becomes fodder for Administration claims of what great managers of the economy they are and counter-claims of how misleading such stewardship claims are. Of late, such dueling narratives have featured issues such as the seven-digit (and growing) difference between the official employment rate […]

How Can We Stop Serving Students So Poorly?

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

In 1942, there were 108,579 public school districts in the United States. By the 2020-21 school year, there were only 13,187. That massive consolidation of school districts was propelled by the belief that economies of scale created by larger school districts would lower costs and serve students better. Those presumed efficiencies have not, however, been demonstrated in […]

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