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Can Christmas Gift Giving Be the "Waste" Economists Claim?

New York Times columnist Josh Barro took obvious pleasure last Christmas reporting on one of modern economics' most settled arguments: that in-kind gift-giving, especially at Christmas, involves a lot of "waste," or, more formally, "deadweight loss"...

President Signs the New "No Child Left Behind Act"

President Obama just signed the reform of the No Child Left Behind Act, it is now called the "Every Child Succeeds Act"...

Why are U.S. Prescription Drug Prices Higher Than In Other Countries?

Many believe that price controls explain why prices for drugs are lower in other countries...

U.S. House -- and GOP -- Passes ObamaCORE

Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, has admitted that Common Core is not about academic learning but rather changing beliefs, values, behavior and worldviews of students...

Explaining the Fall (And Possible Rebirth) of Doctors' House Calls

House calls made up 40 percent of U.S. doctors' visits in the 1940s, before going into decline in the 1960s. These days, they comprise less than one percent of consultations...

Part One of John Allison Interview

John Allison speaks with TV host Dennis McCuistion about the financial crisis...

An Affordable Health Care System Would Look Nothing Like Obamacare

Reforming our dysfunctional health care system requires more than high deductibles plans and HSAs...

"Arne Duncan Pinpoints Where Schools Fail": Not!!

Arne Duncan missed an exit interview opportunity to abandon political correctness and identify America’s true school system reform imperatives, writes John Merrifield...

Defining Meaningful Tax Reform

There are two opposing standards of tax equity -- one based on the accretion standard for measuring income, the other based on the consumption standard, says David Tuerck and James Angelini of Beacon Hill Institute...

The Sad Truth About Why College Degrees Have Become More Valuable

Students now need to spend big bucks on higher education to get them just past where they could have been with high school effectiveness at the "Nation at Risk" level of the early 1980's...


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