Archived Articles (2011-2013)

The debt ceiling gives the President enormous power. Instead of letting the Republicans dictate terms to him, he should dictate terms to the Republicans. Here’s how to do it. READ MORE

January 12, 2013

Who won in the fiscal cliff deal? The lawyers, the doctors, the dentists, the middle managers, the advertising executives, the whole MBA crowd. READ MORE

January 2, 2013

Do we need more free markets and more privatization? Economists say yes. History says no. READ MORE

December 30, 2012

American companies have no monopoly on avoiding taxes. British companies are also paying less in tax while reporting record profits. READ MORE

December 28, 2012

Why are the only two choices in US politics the responsible center-right and the barbarian nationalist extreme? It wasn’t always this way. READ MORE

December 27, 2012

Sure, some people can use guns safely. Some people can also smoke crack safely, drink and drive safely and handle explosives safely. We don’t let them because too many other people can’t. READ MORE

December 18, 2012

Corporations are called “public companies” because they are just that: they are companies of individuals given special rights and privileges in exchange for serving the public. READ MORE

December 18, 2012

If the United States were able to reduce its health care spending from 17.8 percent of national income to a more normal 11.8 percent of national income, we would be spending $905 billion less on health care every year. Obamacare won’t do that. Neither will the Medicare “reform” proposals currently under consideration. Only one policy proposal would bring the US healthcare system into line with those in other countries: Medicare for all. READ MORE

December 11, 2012