Elizabeth Bauer
Elizabeth Bauer

Elizabeth Bauer is a Forbes contributor and actuary who lives in the Chicago area. She also writes as Jane the Actuary at Patheos.com and tweets at @janetheactuary.

What The Holocaust Has To Do With Today’s Palestinian Conflict

Looking at the formation of the state of Israel through the lens of the Holocaust isn’t really the right way to understand it. Instead, what really matters is the postwar history.

No, One-Third of American College Students Aren’t Homeless And Hungry

Media are blowing a problem of hunger on college campuses way out of proportion. Some kids struggle, sure, but there’s no real evidence of a crisis.

Amid Higher Education Bubble, Lefty Think Tank Insists There Aren’t Enough Colleges

Sounding the alarm on these made up ‘deserts’ does more harm than good. There’s simply no real indication Americans are struggling to find higher education.

Why A Tax Credit May Not Be The Best Way To Foster Adoption

The rhetoric says the credit is beautifully pro-life and, in taking it away, Congress is practically consigning children to lives in orphanages or being snuffed out in abortion. But is that accurate?

Why ‘Child Care Deserts’ Are A Pretend Problem

In a new report, the Center for American Progress is trying to make ‘Child Care Deserts’ a metric to drive government policies.

How Embedding Women With Contraception May Keep Them In Poverty

Embedding poor women with long-acting contraception may produce a generation of poor people who may be worse off, lacking the comforts of family life.