Published Articles

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

The basic necessities of life are not for government to give or withhold based on its current budget situation. They are things we are entitled to have, no matter how inconvenient it may be for our neighbors to pay for them. READ MORE

December 5, 2012

For a small business, a tax is a cost like any other. It’s important to keep costs down. But it’s even more important to keep costs lower than your competitors. READ MORE

November 28, 2012

Contrary to public perceptions, low-tax America has among the lowest rates of entrepreneurship in the world. Taxmaggedon would help most small businesses and begin to restore a sane level of taxation on America’s wealthy. READ MORE

November 23, 2012

In the century since 1913, Russia has experienced revolution, collectivization, purges, war, cold war, privatization, and the disintegration of its empire, but its national income per capita is still about 40% of the levels prevailing in western Europe. READ MORE

November 20, 2012

Reparations for slavery may never be approved by the courts, but we can focus on fixing the social structures that reinforce racial inequalities and are the enduring contemporary legacy of slavery. READ MORE

November 20, 2012

Nowhere are the rich prosecuting their class war against the rest of society more ferociously than in Greece. READ MORE

November 8, 2012

When should a sitting president be re-elected? Gone is the audacity of hope. A sitting president must live up to the monotony of administration. READ MORE

November 6, 2012