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Health Construction Boomlet Continues

The boomlet in health construction, first noted in last month’s Census Bureau release, continued in March. Health facilities construction starts grew 1.6 percent...

Resist Central Planning Optimization

Empirical analysis often has limits that need to be recognized...

The Health Care Gold Rush is Bankrupting America

There's a health care Gold Rush of sorts where drug makers and hospitals test the limits to see how high prices can rise. It doesn't have to be this way...

Use the NDAA Against Iran

Congress could consider adding amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act based on existing, proposed legislation from both parties that hold Iran accountable for failing to abide by the nuclear deal...

Are Prescription Drug Prices Becoming as Meaningless as Hospital Charges?

A few years ago, patients benefitted from low, transparent prices for generic drugs dispensed by pharmacies...

Will the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Crumble?

A couple of recent court cases are challenging the unaccountable authority of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, created under Dodd-Frank...

Health Reform through Tax Credits

The Republican Obamacare replacement plan will likely include refundable tax credits...

Standardized Test Discontent Spreads Across the Nation

As the nation moves into the peak weeks of the 2016 standardized exam season, the backlash against standardized tests is escalating sharply...

Don't Expect to Hear from Fans of Yellen, SEC or Congress at NCPA Event

A growing number of economic thinkers and market watchers see another American financial meltdown building just beneath the bull-headed stock market and a too-loose Fed monetary policy...

The Military, Nation-Building and Counterterrorism in Africa

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) must take a more measured approach to the military's financial commitment to the Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Partnership...


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