Manhattan Institute Daily Update

Keeping you up-to-date on the latest by Manhattan Institute scholars
October 2, 2015

Proxy Monitor

Energy & the Environment

We're a Long Way From 'Peak Car'

Mark Mills, The Wall Street Journal, October 2, 2015

Emissions Standards: Watch the Cap, Not the Trade

Oren Cass, National Review Online, September 29, 2015

VW Diesel Buyers Could Have Discovered Cheating Before the EPA Did

Diana Furchtgott-Roth, WSJ's, September 25, 2015

Economy & Finance

Basic Income Won't Fix America's Social Divide

Oren Cass, The Washington Post, September 29. 2015

The False Income-Equality Narrative

Jason Riley, The Wall Street Journal, September 30, 2015

Republican Options in the Planned Parenthood Fight

Charles Calomiris,, September 29, 2015


Don't Let the States Trample on the Right to Donor Anonymity

Howard Husock, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, September 30, 2015

City Journal

You Gotta Believe . . . in Tragedy

A story of baseball, heartbreak, and political conversion
Harry Stein, City Journal Online, October 1, 2015

A Tale of Two Taxi Cities

London and New York struggle to get along with Uber
Michael Hendrix, City Journal Online, September 30, 2015

Romanticizing Radicals

New York City's progressive leaders are in thrall to a revolutionary past
Seth Barron, City Journal Online, September 29, 2015

Likeability and the Lens

Hillary Clinton's problem is that the camera doesn't lie
Matthew Hennessey, City Journal Online, September 28, 2015

The Mikado Is Sent to the Corner with Huck Finn

The New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players wimp out
Myron Magnet, City Journal Online, September 28, 2015

When Political Punditry Was Born

The Buckley-Vidal debates changed television . . . for the worse
James Panero, City Journal Online, September 25, 2015

A "Step in the Right Direction" at the Port Authority

Ethics reforms approved this week were long overdue
Judith Miller, City Journal Online, September 25, 2015

New York City/State Policy

Town Officials' Screams Prove NY's Property-Tax Cap is Working

E.J. McMahon, New York Post, October 2, 2015

De Blasio Mugged by Reality on Housing -- Again

Nicole Gelinas, New York Post, September 28, 2015

Urban Affairs

Syracuse Should Stop Worrying About 'Brain Drain'

Aaron Renn, The Post-Standard, September 27, 2015


Political Polarization

James Piereson, Inside Sources, September 28, 2015

Do Dems Dangle 'Free Stuff' to Bribe Voters?

Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis, McClatchy-Tribune News Service, October 1, 2015

Foreign Affairs

Obama Meeting with Putin Snubs Ally Egypt

Judith Miller, The Washington Times, September 27, 2015

Blindness in the Rationalist Tradition

Herbert London, Family Security Matters, September 30, 2015

Culture and Society

Is The Bitter Way We Debate Politics Online Ruining Friendships?

Matthew Hennessey, New York Daily News, September 29, 2015

Health Care

The Cadillac Tax Is a Poor Solution to a Real Problem

Preston Cooper,, October 1, 2015

The Pre-existing Condition: Changing the Subject

Robert Graboyes,, September 29, 2015

Dispelling Obamacare Cost Saving Myths

Yevgeniy Feyman,'s "The Apothecary," September 28, 2015

Donald Trump on Obamacare

Avik Roy,'s "The Apothecary," September 28, 2015

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