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The internet can be a noisy place. Sometimes just logging into social media feels like stepping onto a battlefield, except nobody knows who’s on which team and what the teams even mean anymore.
September 30, 2018
Increase Opportunities with Education Savings Accounts
Education Savings Accounts Provide Flexibility for Parents.
Many parents lament the quality of public schools in their area, but feel their children are trapped in those districts. For the 2015–2016 school year, America as a whole boasted a graduation rate of 84 percent, the highest in recent years.
Ben Wilterdink | September 24, 2018
Two-way Trade in the “Same” Commodity
The same commodity can be both imported and exported to a single country.
In some economically relevant regard, the product being imported at any particular moment differs from the product being exported from a given country. International trade is much more complex than one might imagine.
Robert Higgs | September 24, 2018
Telemedicine Is Popular: Why Isn’t It Everywhere?
Will telemedicine revolutionize the healthcare industry?
Telemedicine, the use of telecommunication technology to help administer medical care, is often credited with “radically changing” the healthcare market. Some have credited telemedicine with revolutionizing healthcare delivery, private practice, and outpatient care among other components of healthcare.
Raymond J. March | September 24, 2018
Developing Countries Lead in Education Innovation
Old-line government schools are failing many children, especially in low-income neighborhoods.
Even though government schools have serious flaws, many parents are reluctant to gamble on new learning models. On the other hand, American parents can overcome the obstacles to innovation.
Lawrence McQuillan | September 24, 2018
Does Legalizing Weed Increase Home Values?
Legalizing retail sales of marijuana in Colorado increased housing values by about 6%.
The last decade has seen a slow move toward nationwide marijuana legalization. The Pew Research Center reported at the beginning of January that 61% of Americans support marijuana legalization.
Art Carden | September 24, 2018
Guard Your Liberty
Are you willing to give up your liberty for safety?
One of the greatest threats to freedom is indifference by those who possess it. In the aftermath of shootings, terror attacks, wars, and other unsettling geopolitical events, the political elite frequently confronts citizens with a supposed tradeoff between liberty and “safety.”
Abigail R. Hall | September 24, 2018
Medical Apps: Improving Healthcare on a Global Scale
Around 70% of all health problems can be handled online.
A recent survey of physician wait times in the United States found the average wait time for a new patient to see a physician in 15 metropolitan areas has increased 30 percent since 2014.
Raymond J. March | September 24, 2018
Right-to-Try Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Right-to-Try opens new doors for terminally ill patients.
Those who defame right-to-try are quick to defend the FDA, insisting its current role protects consumers. Even in life-and-death situations, its opponents maintain should be made.
Raymond J. March | September 23, 2018
What Can We Learn From 16th Century Pirates?
16th century pirates have a lesson to teach about free trade.
In the 1500s, Chinese imperial officials tried to Make China Great Again—or at least solidify their control over the empire—by vigorously prohibiting international trade. One of the unintended consequences? Increases in pirate raids on coastal cities. This 16th-century Chinese example shows us how people responded to trade restrictions specifically and how they respond to changing returns to productive and predatory activity more generally.
Art Carden | September 22, 2018