Americans spent about $150 billion on cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine in 2016. This amount rivals what Americans spend on alcohol. The cannabis market was roughly the size of the cocaine and meth markets combined. Spending on cannabis, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine by Americans reached nearly $150 billion in 2016, […]

Can free-range parenting laws and city proclamations help restore kids’ freedom? By Peter Gray Ph.D.  ‘Freedom to Learn’ Can laws and official public proclamations help to restore children’s rights to be children and parents’ rights to be parents?  There is some evidence that they can. This is the third article in […]

Governments are attempting to regulate tech giants, but the digital disruption genie is already out of the bottle. Shutterstock Back in the 1990s – a lifetime ago in internet terms – the Spanish sociologist Manuel Castells published several books charting the rise of information networks. He predicted that in the networked age, […]

New regulations drawn up under the Trump administration would entail a far less ambitious overall reduction of power sector carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 A coalition of 22 US states and seven cities on Tuesday sued President Donald Trump’s administration to block it from easing restrictions on coal-burning power plants. […]

Many victims of school bullying suffer mental illness later in life. from shutterstock.com The Victorian state government was recently reported to be investigating whether it could make it easier for bullying victims to sue schools. This was prompted by the case of a 13-year-old boy who had to undergo surgery after being […]