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Prostate Cancer Screening: Can the Government Get It Right?

Doctors who order too many PSA tests will have their Medicare payments cut...

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

Economics Professor Steve Kates from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia cautions against government intervention in the market, arguing that a free-market can only prevent another recession if it is allowed to correct itself...

Denver VA versus Dallas' Parkland

How much hospital can be built with $1.5 billion? That depends on who's controlling the money...

Obamacare's "Slacker Mandate" Has Costs

The "slacker mandate" requires employer-based health plans to cover "children" on their parents' plans until they are 26. It took effect in 2010, with the result that young adults are sleeping and socializing more, and working less...

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...


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