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Jan 10, 2006
In a major step forward for welfare reform, Texas is about to roll out an ambitious rogram using private-sector principles to streamline the process of applying for public health and welfare programs. The reform is expected to save taxpayers more than 100 million a year while making it easier for people who qualify for social services to enroll in programs and claim benefits.
Jan 09, 2006
Dec 13, 2005
This is the last of three online debates looking at some of the biggest issues weighing on American public policy. The U.S. health-care system is the topic of this third installment. Joining the debate are American Enterprise Institute scholar Joseph Antos, who was former assistant director for health and human resources at the Congressional Budget Office, John C. Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, and Robert Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute and vice chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. The debate is moderated by Laurie McGinley, assistant bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau.
Nov 05, 2005
I've always been fascinated by the question, "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?" Why don't the experts have an advantage in stock-picking? Or do they? Are markets so efficient that they incorporate all relevant information instantly and leave us nothing to trade on? Or, can some investors "beat the market" consistently?
Oct 17, 2005
Steve Forbes has done a commendable job spelling out why America's tax system must be simplified. Scrap the mind-numbingly complex, loophole-filled, savings-averse code, advises the editor-in-chief of this magazine, in favor of one elegant, clear rate. A flat tax is what America needs.