Monthly Archives: June 2012

The “Problem” of Information Asymmetry in the Health Industry

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act this week, there have been a lot of conversations flying around about the viability of state-mediated care versus market care. One of the terms continually thrown around … Continue reading

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Andrew J. Coulson has posted an absolutely astounding graph tracking inflation adjusted federal K-12 spending versus student achievement (I believe this pertains to public schools in DC only, but it’s a little hard to tell). Either way, a graph like …

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The Mises Institute: Why ObamaCare Will Fail

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the Mises Institute has just put out a reading list entitled Why ObamaCare Will Fail. I have yet to take a good look at any of … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Upholds President Obama’s Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court upholds President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, almost in its entirety, with a vote of 5-4. I am unfortunately very busy with MCAT preparation today, but will try to read the opinions tonight and deliver a post on … Continue reading

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In keeping with the theme of the week and preparing for the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (likely due out this coming Thursday), I’ve decided to post a couple of articles today that deal with the problems …

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Preparing for SCOTUS on the Affordable Care Act

It seems likely now that the Supreme Court will rule on President Obama’s healthcare reform bill, the Affordable Care Act, on Thursday of this week. I have complicated opinions about what a ruling in either direction will actually mean for … Continue reading

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Policy Analysis: The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws

The Cato Institute has just put out a new Policy Analysis, entitled “The Negative Effects of Minimum Wage Laws,” written by Mark Wilson. The piece is an exhaustive look at the minimum wage–its history, the current leaders in a state … Continue reading

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Detlev Schlichter and the Future of Fiat Money

Detlev Schlichter of the Paper Money Collapse blog has written a concise, thoughtful, and definitive piece on what he believes to be the shortcomings of paper and fiat money, as opposed to an eventual primacy of a market currency. Read … Continue reading

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An editorial in the New York Times by opinion writer Gail Collins was brought to my attention earlier this week. “Political Private Practice,” as it is called, deals with the privatization of different government services and, as the author herself …

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Several media outlets have already called Paul Krugman out for his Monday afternoon blog post, in which he declared that his 2010 arguments against austerity in Europe have been overwhelmingly validated:   Intellectually it was, I think I can say …

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