Emily Skarbek & David Skarbek

Emily C. Skarbek is director of MyGovCost.org, a project of the Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Independent Institute. David Skarbek is the Searle visiting assistant professor of Political Science at Duke University.

  • It's Time to Get Rid of FEMA

    Disaster expenditures are determined by whether the states affected are important to the president's reelection and local representatives are members of oversight committees

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Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

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What If Emoji Lived Among Us?

A whimsical ad imagines what life would be like if emoji were real.

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Living Alone on a Sailboat

"If you think I'm a dirtbag, then you don't understand the lifestyle."

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How Is Social Media Changing Journalism?

How new platforms are transforming radio, TV, print, and digital

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The Place Where Silent Movies Sing

How an antique, wind-powered pipe organ brings films to life

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The Future of Iced Coffee

Are artisan businesses like Blue Bottle doomed to fail when they go mainstream?

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