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Online Community College Courses Show Paradoxical Results

In spite of the negative research findings about course completion rates, community college administrators are touting online classes to increase their enrollments and cut costs...

Steve Kates Explains the International Impact of the 2008 Financial Crisis: Part One

Economics Professor Steve Kates from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia explains how the 2008 financial crisis exposed the world the interconnectedness of the world markets...

Hospital Ownership of Physicians Drives Up Costs

New research published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal shows that hospital ownership of medical practices drives up costs...

Republican Free Enterprise Schizophrenia

School choice legislation that passed the Texas Senate suffered an undemocratic demise at the hands of three people...

Here is an Example of Why Obamacare is a Job-Killer

Under Obamacare, it would be foolhardy for any firm employing low-wage/low-productivity workers to expand beyond 49 employees...

New NERA Study Details Economic Impact of Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan's (CPP) goal is to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing fossil-fueled power plants in the United States...

Large Insurer May Exit Exchange: The Exchange System is Collapsing Under its Own Weight

Insurers selling exchange plans are suffering adverse selection due to the perverse regulations which make health coverage a bad deal for all but the sickest enrollees...

The Refugee Problem is a National Security Problem

Resettling Syrian refugees in the United States poses a national security risk...

An Education Freedom Index Calculator: An Important Measure of Central Control

We can now measure centralization (political vs. market control) of school system policymaking. Visits to the website will help us research the importance of market control, writes John Merrifield...

Tobacco: Top User of Agriculture Guest Worker (H-2A) Visa Program

The number of H-2A visa holders in agriculture has risen nearly 35% in the past decade...


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