Medical catastrophes are not stories about health insurance

When it comes to opinions about health care, there are two kinds of Americans. No, I do not mean Republicans and Democrats. There are (1) people who have actually experienced a medical catastrophe, and (2) people who have not yet experienced a medical catastrophe. (But don't worry - you and your loved ones are not … Continue reading Medical catastrophes are not stories about health insurance

George Will on the value of a classical education

To those who say we are threatened by a suffocating "hegemony" of Western civilization's classic works, the correct response is: If only that were the problem. The danger is not cultural hegemony but cultural amnesia, and the concomitant balkanization of the life of the mind. George Will, The Conservative Sensibility As I mentioned in an … Continue reading George Will on the value of a classical education

Why a “wealth tax” is terrible public policy (and this is not even a controversial observation among economists)

The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money.Margaret Thatcher For months now, Democratic presidential candidates have proposed a litany of new spending proposals to woo the electorate into voting for them. These include: Medicare for All, which has a $32 trillion price tag - assuming it is extended only … Continue reading Why a “wealth tax” is terrible public policy (and this is not even a controversial observation among economists)