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How a Simple Little Pill Ended Up Costing 99 Percent More Than Its Ingredients

Pharmaceutical companies are repackaging cheap and readily available ingredients into combination drugs, and charging 99% more than they're worth...

The Bargain Mass Transit Option

SkyTran is a bargain for cities planning mass transit or expanding their existing systems, writes Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen...

Students Could be Taught to Analyze Primary Sources

Perhaps rather than relying on textbooks, students should be taught to analyze and interpret the primary sources for themselves...

The Fed Is Holding Rates Down for All the Wrong Reasons

David Ranson, President and Director of Research at HCWE Worldwide Economics, explains that the Fed wrongly sees itself as the manager of the U.S. economy and promotes uncertainty in the market by not offering clear guidance on interest rate policy...

James Rickards Addresses Why Experts Failed to Predict the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part 2

In our two-part video series, Former Wall Street executive James Rickards explains that economic experts should change their prediction models, otherwise the U.S. will not see the next crisis coming...

Chanan Steinhart Explains the Causes of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part 1

Tech CEO and author of "A Brief History of Money," Chanan Steinhart, says that a variety of government policies played a major role in the 2008 financial crisis...

USDA and States to Spend $210 Million on Fuel Pumps

This latest money toss is yet another multi-million dollar outlay resulting from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)...

Another Health Insurance CO-OP Bites the Dust

10 of 23 health insurance CO-OPs will not be in business in 2016...

Dismal NAEP Score Trend

Our K-12 school system outcomes are predictably stuck at dismal, writes John Merrifield.

Rock Star Doctor Rebels Against Medicare Bureaucracy

Rebekah Bernard, MD, author of How to Be a Rock Star Doctor: The Complete Guide to Taking Back Control of Your Life and Your Profession, has written an open letter to her Medicare patients...


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