by | May 7, 2019

America looks great again after enduring a sluggish economy for most of the new century. The unemployment rate sunk to 3.6 percent in April. This stands as the lowest number in a half century. The gross domestic product (GDP) grew…

by | Apr 26, 2019

A single word describes the many policy prescriptions offered by the various presidential candidates: nonstarter. Green New Deal? Nonstarter? Baby bonds? Nonstarter. Medicare for All? Reparations? Guaranteed income? Nonstarter, nonstarter, nonstarter. The federal government cannot afford any ambitious new spending…

by | Aug 9, 2018

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual budgetary forecast this week. The Washington, D.C. weathermen say storm clouds approach. Under the rosiest scenario, U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio approaches the highest level on record, about 119 percent in the aftermath of…

by | Jun 1, 2018

The California Democratic Party recently adopted its own Nicene Creed. While the Christians’ profession of faith numbers almost 400 words, Democrats offer a more succinct five: “I believe in single payer.” The mantra hits voters focused on Tuesday’s elections hard…

by | May 4, 2018

The legacy “news” media churns out countless articles, op-eds, and blog posts claiming that the U.S. spends twice as much as it “should” on healthcare, and that this evil state of affairs is the result of greed and avarice. The…

by | Feb 21, 2018

“National healthcare spending trends are unsustainable in the long term,” President Donald Trump’s budget acknowledges. An article published earlier this month in the medical policy journal Health Affairs buttresses this simple point. Medical inflation stands to outpace both economic growth…

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