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Analysis and Commentary

Tina Rosenberg On The Kidney Market In Iran

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Saturday, September 19, 2015

There is only one country in the world where a person can sell a kidney to another citizen who buys it. That country is Iran.

Analysis and Commentary

Friday Night Video: Government Shows Its Love By Choosing Your Health Insurance

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, September 18, 2015

This is Episode 3 of the 5-episode Love Gov series put out by the Independent Institute. It's titled "Love Gov: A Remedy for Health Choice."

Analysis and Commentary

What Foes Get Wrong About Plan To Lower Health Costs

by Lanhee J. Chenvia CNN
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Presidential campaigns can be hesitant to put out policy proposals because these ideas are easily caricatured and attacked by political opponents. So, it takes some real courage to put plans in front of the electorate.

In the News

It's Time To Cut The Red Tape!

quoting John H. Cochrane via Reason
Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I'm upset that the presidential candidates, all of them, rarely mention a huge problem: the quiet cancer that kills opportunity—regulation. The accumulated burden of it is the reason that America is stuck in the slowest economic recovery since the Depression.


Henry Miller On The John Batchelor Show (30:17)

interview with Henry I. Millervia John Batchelor Show
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Henry Miller discusses his Daily Caller piece, “Feds’ Policy Blunders Allow Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks,” on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show.

Analysis and Commentary

Feds’ Policy Blunders Allow Legionnaire’s Disease Outbreaks

by Henry I. Millervia Daily Caller (DC)
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

During the past two weeks, a couple dozen residents of the Quincy Veterans home in Illinois have contracted Legionnaire’s disease and four have died. During this same period, six inmates at California’s San Quentin prison have been diagnosed with the infection, and several dozen more with suggestive symptoms are under observation.


Two Essential Tools For Repairing The Obamacare Damage

by Scott W. Atlas, John F. Coganvia The Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Health-care savings accounts and high-deductible plans empower consumers and will bring down costs.

Analysis and Commentary

WSJ Highlights

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, August 31, 2015

I spent part of Sunday catching up on Wall Street Journals that had piled up when I was at my cottage in Canada. Some highlights, in chronological order.

Analysis and Commentary

Six Mistakes Paul Krugman Makes About Medicare's Finances

by Charles Blahousvia E21
Sunday, August 30, 2015

My usual custom when writing about Medicare and Social Security finances is to simply present the relevant data instead of discussing others’ commentaries about the programs.

In the News

New Legislation Adds Momentum To Cadillac-Tax Repeal

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia National Journal
Friday, August 28, 2015

Republican Sen. Dean Heller will introduce legislation to repeal Obamacare's so-called Cadillac tax after Congress resumes, National Journal has learned, and the fight to get rid of the tax will begin in the Senate.


Health Care Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Health Care Policy devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.