Category Archives: Current Issues

Obamacare

  Andrew Johnson, National Review Online, October 1, 2013, “100 Unintended Consequences of Obamacare.”    

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Links to Articles on Minimum Wage

Mark Skousen, Eagle Daily Investor, Sept. 26, 2013, “Minimum Wage Minimizes Job Growth”,  http://www.eagledailyinvestor.com/2013/09/26/minimum-wage-minimizes-job-growth Skousen links to a July 2013 study done by Jonathan Meer and Jeremy West of Texas A&M University, which concludes “that job growth declines significantly in … Continue reading

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Art Carden on Minimum Wage and McDonald’s Workers

From Art Carden in Forbes, July 30, 2013, “Would a Higher Minimum Wage Help McDonald’s Workers?”    

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Matt Ridley, More Wealth Taxes Are Coming?

From his New York Times article, July 20, 2013, “Wealth Taxes: A Future Battleground” Key points, Wealth has accumulated faster than income in recent decades While a review of ‘debt to GDP’ can reveal scary numbers, looking alternatively at ‘debt … Continue reading

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John Tamny on Education–It’s Not About Knowledge!

From Forbes, June 9, 2013, “Online Education Will Be the Next ‘Bubble’ to Pop.” …college is not about learning much as we might wish it were. Online education would erase traditional schooling if learning were truly the purpose of attending … Continue reading

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Quantitiative Bloodletting

Louis Woodhill article, May 6, 2013 in Realclearmarkets. Interesting analysis on the recent jobs report, reported in the press as “good news” and igniting a bit of a stock market uptick. One good thing about this continued economic malaise, is the … Continue reading

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“Bullet Train” a California Unicorn?

Recent WSJ article about the current status of the bullet train project in California. Quick check of Southwest.com, SFO to LAX, one hour and 20 minutes, one way cost between $68 and $215. Other than as a monument to the … Continue reading

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Redistribution in Academia

From Sandy Ikeda’s recent article in FEE, I should have been taxed because I am blessed with a good short term memory, an excellent tool for test-taking…actual learning, not so much.  But I got good grades with my natural gift.  … Continue reading

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Reinflating the Housing Bubble, Nita Ghei

From her article in the Washington Times, Wednesday April 10. Do we really need to go through this again?

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Reflections of a Medical Ex-Practitioner, by Dr. Ed Marsh

Wall Street Journal, April 7, 2013,… great article from the personal experience of Dr. Ed Marsh, who now raises Christmas trees in Massachusetts. Key points, Originally, from medical school into private practice the goal was medical care for individuals, not treatment … Continue reading

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