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James Rickards Addresses Why Experts Failed to Predict the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part 1

In the NCPA's two-part video series, former Wall Street executive James Rickards explains that economic experts should change their prediction models...

Budget Deal Pushes Disability Reform to Backburner

The small changes to the Social Security Disability Insurance program imposed by the new federal budget are a "Band-Aid" solution to a larger problem...

Flattening Tax Rates

To date, five Republican presidential candidates have announced tax proposals that have at least one thing in common -- simplifying the current tax code...

Unaffordable Care Act Begins

The "Unaffordable Care Act" began its third open enrollment with some bad news. Obamacare exchange premiums will rise between 25 percent to 35 percent in nearly one-third of states next year, writes Senior Fellow Devon Herrick...

Early Learning Can Have Negative Effects

It is unwise to place fragile at-risk children in government pre-K programs that can further impact them negatively...

In the Minimum Wage Debate, There Is Still No Such Thing as a Free Lunch

The city of Tacoma, Washington will soon vote on competing ballot initiatives to boost their minimum wage...

Freer Trade Stimulates Economic Growth, but There Are Many Outstanding Issues

Economists have found that the rate of economic growth is three to six times higher in economies with lower barriers to international trade compared to closed economies...

Tax Reform Still Popular at GOP Debate

Tax reform was a popular topic by many of the GOP candidates in last Wednesday night's debate...

Health Services Accounts for One Fifth of Weak GDP Growth

The advance estimate of Gross Domestic Product for the third quarter indicates growth in health spending is maintaining a disproportionate share of weak GDP growth...

Tale of Two Hospitals: Parkland and the Veterans Administration

A demonstration of the difference between private and federal projects...


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