Sunday, January 23, 2022
If there is a single issue that most divides economists from non-economists, it’s the way they view prices. Economists view prices as creators of incentives for buyers and sellers. When prices change behavior changes. As a result, prices are mechanisms for determining the allocation of resources. If they are...
Once upon a time, a reader was someone who could say the words on a page.  Readers didn’t leave out words that were there, or add words that were not there. Nor did readers make wild guesses or weird substitutions. Lastly, real readers never read words backwards. These bizarre...
HansBader
Obama Administration Undermines School Safety, Pressures Schools to Adopt Racial Quotas in Student Discipline Crime rates are not the same across different racial categories, and student misconduct rates aren’t, either. The Supreme Court ruled many years ago that such racial disparities don’t prove racism or unconstitutional discrimination. But in guidance released last...
John C. Goodman
For the past 20 years I have been trying to convince my colleagues in the health policy community that managed competition contains perverse economic incentives. These incentives do more than misallocate resources. They create ominous risks for the health and safety of patients with serious medical conditions. Consider the...
Medicare_at_Risk
Medicare is shaping up to be a deciding factor in the debate over our nation’s future. As Heritage’s Bob Moffit and Alyene Senger explain in a recent paper, “Why Traditional Medicare Must (and Will) Be Reformed,” the status quo in Medicare is unsustainable and unacceptable due to the program’s structural...
Health Affairs is a peer-reviewed journal, which is why it was surprising to see it publish a recent article on the Massachusetts health reform, by Long et al . Based on telephone surveys, the authors declare that RomneyCare “continued to fare well in 2010.” This is an important finding, as the...
John Whitehead
"“A fool with a tool is still a fool.  A fool with a powerful tool is a dangerous fool."—Michael Fullan, international school reform authority, on the powerful "tool" that is Common Core As I point out in my new book, A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American...
The truest insanity and greatest existential threat to the United States of America, is President Joe Biden's Green New Deal for threatening the entire body of Private Property Rights by any notion of “going off of fossil fuel.” Let's start with this written explanation of Fee Simple Land Ownership in...