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Competition Deniers

In this post at The Incidental Economist, Aaron Carroll agrees that Obamacare may cause hospital layoffs, but tells us that’s to be expected because, after all, if we contain costs, there will be less money for wages and profits. And Carroll further concludes that the result would … Continue reading

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What’s Left For Regressives?

Flush from the gay rights victory at the Supreme Court, “progressives” are now wondering what’s left for the progressive movement. Writing in Slate magazine, for example, Barry Friedman and Dahlia Lithwick offer up a laundry list of progressive causes that they be-lieve all good progressives should pursue, now … Continue reading

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The Morality Of Capitalism

In an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, Steven Pearlstein suggests that the nation is caught up in a historic debate over free-market capitalism and poses the question:  is capitalism moral? Pearlstein points out that over the last thirty years, the experiment with communism has been “thoroughly … Continue reading

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Serving People

The Washington Post is reporting that Jay Rockefeller, senator from West Virginia, will not seek reelection after serving almost 30 years in that position. It surely has to be reckoned as a flaw of democracy when voters of a state or … Continue reading

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Saving American Capitalism

Steven Pearlstein’s long, rather useless article (doesn’t even mention Hayek or Friedman) about saving capitalism contains several questionable comments. For example, he suggests that conservatives reject the notion that it “takes a village to create a successful company.” This is a straw man; everyone knows that we live … Continue reading

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