Mark J. Perry, AEI

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Past articles by Mark:


More on the phenomenal, 'eye-popping' success of Success Academy Charter Schools in NYC

If you haven't yet heard about the amazing, appropriately-named Success Academy Charter Schools in New York City, here's some background: Founded in 2006, → Read More


Animated chart of the day: Shares of total trade with the US, 1992 to 2019

My latest animated "bar chart race" visualization appears above showing the share of total trade (exports + imports) with the US for America's top five tra → Read More


Animated chart of the day: World's top ten billionaires, 2000 to 2019

This new animated "bar chart race" visualization displays the world's top 10 billionaires in each year from 2000 to 2019. → Read More


Animated chart of the day: US state job growth, 1990 to 2019

Here's another animated "bar chart race" visualization of US state employment growth from January 1990 to June 2019 that displays the top 20 US states in e → Read More


Chart of the day . . . or century?

One of the most popular graphics in the 13-year history of the Carpe Diem blog is a chart of the price trends of 14 different consumer . . . → Read More


Happy 89th birthday (June 30) to Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest living economists

One of my all-time most favorite economists -- Thomas Sowell -- turns 89 tomorrow, he was born on June 30, 1930. Here is Thomas Sowell's webpage and here i → Read More


Glenn Loury: ‘Affirmative action is dishonest. It’s not about equality, it’s about covering ass’

Brown University economist Glenn Loury (pictured above) is profiled in today’s Chronicle of Higher Education titled “Affirmative Action Is Not About Equality. It’s About Covering Ass” (subscription required), here’s an excerpt: On a Thursday evening in April, Glenn Loury is talking about race, ethics, and affirmative action. And he’s getting emotional. “I’m for racial equality. Not for … → Read More

Why a carbon tax and the Green New Deal will never resonate with voters

Is there any chance environmentalists will recognize the humanitarian imperative of using fossil fuels? Certainly not, if climate activists cling to the notion that carbon taxation must be a top priority in the presidential race. → Read More


Trump's washing machine tariffs created 1,800 US jobs, but at a YUGE cost to consumers of $820,000/job

Three economists at the University of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Board studied the effects of Trump's 2018 tariffs on imported washing machines in a n → Read More


Some thoughts, facts, and charts for Tax Day: Bring us back to 1913; or better yet, bring us back to 1912!

We are quickly approaching the deadline for filing (and paying in some cases) our federal and state income taxes on Monday (April 15), and that means it’s → Read More

When the winter winds run cold, electric vehicles run less

Among growing pains with electric vehicle technology, extreme weather is the worst environmental offender. It can produce a significant drop in driving range, which increases the cost to operate the vehicle. → Read More


Chart of the day.... or century?

As I wrote last summer on CD, I've probably created and posted more than 3,000 graphics on CD, Twitter, and Facebook including charts/graphs, tables, figur → Read More

Now is the time: Open ANWR for incredible energy production

Now is the perfect time to adopt a no-holds-barred strategy of opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil production. An agenda aimed at removing the barriers to drilling within ANWR’s coastal plain would contribute to America’s long-term energy security, at minimal cost to the environment. → Read More

Risky rocks: Open up US mines or let China control strategic minerals

It is time to recognize that the United States will benefit economically and politically by ending our reliance on imports of strategically important minerals needed for weapons systems and an array of high-tech consumer products ranging from lithium-ion EV batteries to cellphones and flat-screen… → Read More

At Berkeley, rational discussion descends into darkness

A well-meaning and earnest student senator, Isabella Chow, unleashed the specters of Berkeley’s past — the contest between conscience and conformity — by daring to dissent. → Read More

With Democrats in House majority, they might threaten the very fracking that has lowered US emissions

Now that Democrats have recaptured the House, energy production on public lands in the American West is likely to come under increased scrutiny. But it’s hard to see what anyone would gain from slowing down an oil and gas leasing program that’s become a growth engine for the nation’s economy and is having a huge positive impact on job creation. → Read More


How much would an all-American iPhone cost?

About $2,000 according to two different reports. → Read More

EPA plan makes it possible to reduce emissions without failed Obama-era regulations

A diverse, reliable mix of fuels is essential to achieving President Trump’s goal of America being a global energy superpower. By recognizing the value of energy supplies that deliver power around-the-clock, the Trump administration and the Environmental Protection Agency are doing what they can to ensure that coal plants undergird the electric grid. → Read More

China is thirsty for American liquefied natural gas, but Trump's tariffs are messing it up

America is blessed with an extraordinary opportunity. China is an emerging great economic power, and that should be good news, because in order to maintain its economic dynamism, China must recognize that the United States is in a remarkable position. China’s rising hunger for more oil and natural gas from a secure source of supply means that it will depend more on energy exports from the United… → Read More


Happy 106th birthday on July 31, Milton Friedman!

I've assembled 20 of my favorite Friedman quotes, some videos and graphics to honor and remember the great economist on his birthday. → Read More