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A Sign of a Death Spiral?

If you’re in the ObamaCare exchanges, expect higher premiums next year. The reason, explains Grace-Marie Turner is that the folks in the ObamaCare risk pool don’t like the folks in a norma More...

Happy Tax Freedom Day

This year, the average American will work 111 days to earn enough money to pay his 2014 tax bill, making April 21 this year’s Tax Freedom Day. That calculation, done by the Tax Foundation every More...

To Do: Discover Just How Great (or Not) ObamaCare Is Doing

• Find out if all is well with ObamaCare, now that the open enrollment period has ended. The American Enterprise Institute will host a half-day conference examining the state of ObamaCare. The co More...

Fergus Reid Buckley, R.I.P.

Fergus Reid Buckley, public speaking coach to hundreds, died on Monday. He was 83. Reid Buckley, like his older brother William F. Buckley, was an expert debater. In 1988 he founded the Buckley School More...

The View from Ranchland

Our former Heritage Foundation colleague Theodora Dowling (intern, fall 2008) comes from a family that has been ranching in Northern California for six generations. She has worked for both the Public More...

Question and Answer: Paul Krugman Edition

Paul Krugman, commenting on Ezra Klein’s inaugural essay at Vox last week: What Ezra does is cite research showing that people understand the world in ways that suit their tribal identities More...

Basically, Congress Is Taking Your Money and Giving It to Boeing

The Export-Import Bank is supposed to finance transactions that the private sector deems too risky but that are still worth doing. If that sounds a bit like searching for a square circle, then you won More...

A Letter We Wish We Had the Bravery to Write to the Internal Revenue Service

As Paul Caron puts it, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has told the Internal Revenue Service that his taxes are a known unknown: [TaxProf Blog, April 16] More...

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  • Will ridesharing—the transportation model in which prospective riders arrange for trips via smartphone on prepaid accounts with drivers who operate their own vehicles—revolutionize what many view as a moribund taxicab market? It is a question that many in Pitt More...

  • When economists ask “who pays corporation tax?” they are not asking which firms avoid or evade tax and which do not. They mean “what is the incidence of the tax”—who is made poorer by a tax on the profits of incorporated businesses. Since corporations and firm More...

  • For decades governments have been trying to persuade smokers to kick the habit. Yet still many people continue to smoke. In response, public health advocates have pushed for the elimination of most brand information on packs of cigarettes and, simultaneously More...

  • Enrollment is only the first step for the ACA. A sound evaluation of the program must explain how, over its entire life-cycle, it can overcome all of the theoretical objections about its design. There are all sorts of ways to keep young adults on their parents More...

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