Politics & Economics

Politics & Economics

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The Price of “Medicare for All”

The Price of “Medicare for All”

by Rod D. Martin October 12, 2018 Democrats are very upset that Republicans are pointing out the actual cost of their "Medicare For All" plan, which nationalizes healthcare and which has been endorsed by almost all major Democrat Presidential contenders. Yes, they're...

The 10 States with the Best Tax Systems (and the 10 Worst)

The 10 States with the Best Tax Systems (and the 10 Worst)

The bottom line is that tax rates matter, whether we’re looking at state data, national data, or international data.   by Daniel J. Mitchell October 9, 2018 Yesterday, I wrote about the newest edition of Economic Freedom of the World, which is my favorite annual...

Russia is Literally Dying Off

Russia is Literally Dying Off

EDITOR'S NOTE: As you know, our long-term projection for Russia is increasing decline, accelerating in the mid-2020s to the point of possible collapse by early mid-century. And this is no small part of the problem: the population of the Russian Federation is falling...

The Post-Kavanaugh “Legitimacy” of the Supreme Court

The Post-Kavanaugh “Legitimacy” of the Supreme Court

by Rod D. Martin October 8, 2018 I read a paragraph of a Wall Street Journal piece this morning, and found it puzzling. Here it is: The confirmation also presents Chief Justice John Roberts with a considerable challenge, report Brent and Jess Bravin. The three-month...

Senate Update, Oct. 4, 2018 – The Kavanaugh Surge

Senate Update, Oct. 4, 2018 – The Kavanaugh Surge

by Rod D. Martin October 4, 2018 ANOTHER SENATE UPDATE: Yesterday I told you that North Dakota is now likely out of reach for Democrats, with Republican Kevin Cramer now beating incumbent Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp by an incredible 12 points: 53% to 41%. Generally...

The Coral Sea: The Mirror Image of the South China Sea

The Coral Sea: The Mirror Image of the South China Sea

Australia, like China, is militarizing the waters off its eastern coast.   by Jacob L. Shapiro October 3, 2018 Australia and China possess profoundly different geographies, but in one key way, they are similar: The bulk of the wealth and populations of both...

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