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Charging Patients More Upfront Leads to More Affordable Healthcare
More skin in the game means lower costs for consumers and eventually taxpayers via lower federal health program costs.
Ross Marchand | May 15, 2019
The Insanity of the Push for Rent Control
The nationwide retreat of rent control was consistent with the thrust of decades of economic research, and the new controls fly in the face of that research.
Benjamin Powell | May 14, 2019
UN Biodiversity Report Confirms the Sky Is Not Falling
The UN report (subtly) admits what many in the press won’t: indicators aren’t so bad, and capitalism can help save the environment.
Ross Marchand | May 13, 2019
Comparative Economic Systems
Now, three decades after the collapse of the Berlin Wall, it may be time to bring back courses in Comparative Economic Systems.
Randall G. Holcombe | May 11, 2019
The State of Union America
Flaws and Frustrations Galore
Given the increase in union membership among Millennials, there is no better time for pro-employee reform.
Luka Ladan | May 10, 2019
Nurse Practitioners Can Reduce Health Care Costs and Expand Access
If Government Will Allow It
If we used Nurse Practitioners to their full ability, we could meet patients’ health care needs while increasing access.
Conor Norris | May 9, 2019
Senator Warren’s Student Debt Plan
The Worst Higher Education Proposal Ever Made
It is mind-boggling in the potential harm it would pose to our nation.
Richard Vedder | May 8, 2019
Warren Buffett Warns Movers to Avoid States with Large Unfunded Pension Liabilities
Unsurprisingly, a public pension plan with an ever-growing mountain of pension debt costs much more for the taxpayer to operate than the one without.
Anil Niraula | May 7, 2019
But What About Traffic?
The Case for Road Pricing
Building more housing will inevitably cause more congestion. The answer is to price the space where the congestion occurs.
Scott Beyer | May 6, 2019
Let Kids Be Kids Again
Their Future Depends on It
Ensuring that kids have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to handle uncertainty starts early.
Ben Wilterdink | May 4, 2019