Monthly Archives: June 2013

56% of Likely Voters See Gov’t. as a Threat to Individual Rights

From a new Rasmussen poll: A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% of Likely U.S. Voters now consider the federal government a threat to individual rights rather than a protector of those rights. That’s up 10 points … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman, in his 1999 The Return of Depression Economics, discusses the rise of globalization and “offshoring” or “outsourcing” jobs to Third World countries. Some combination of factors that we still don’t fully understand–lower tariff barriers, improved telecommunications, the advent of …

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My article in the Duke Chronicle this week deals with some of the specifics of the debate over California’s health insurance premiums, ultimately pointing out that this is a proxy war that is unlikely to decide anything in either direction. …

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In the recent debate over California’s health insurance premiums, supporters of the ACA cited a Covered California press release stating that health insurance premiums will rise no more than 2 percent and fall as much as 29 percent in 2014. …

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Although progress has since stalled, I’ve started reading Gary Gorton’s Misunderstanding Financial Crises: Why We Don’t See Them Coming. So far, I’ve found Gorton’s arguments on the “information sensitivity” of collateral (something that Jonathan Finegold over at the Economic Thought blog …

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