Health and Education

What’s the Big Deal about Common Core State Standards?

 Article 1 in a series on Common Core

Why would anyone be against standards that are “more rigorous; emphasize critical thinking; emphasize 21st-Century learning and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) instruction; promote being able to compete globally and being college and career ...

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Can ObamaCare Be Fixed? Part II

Can ObamaCare Be Fixed? Part II

The reason we have so many problems in health care is that almost everywhere we look, people face perverse incentives — patients, doctors, employers, employees, etc. When they respond to those incentives they do things that make costs higher, quality lower, and access to care more difficult than ...

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Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

Looking for Answers to the Autism Epidemic in All the Wrong Places

Just last week, on March 24, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC) released its latest data on autism. After surveying medical and school records from 11 states, the CDC found that autism has more than doubledsince the new century began only 14 years ago. Today ...

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Obama Plans to Redistribute School Tax Dollars and Educational Opportunities

Obama Plans to Redistribute School Tax Dollars and Educational Opportunities

President Obama’s plan to redistribute wealth includes the prosperity nestled in the suburbs. Regional Equity Taxation is being used by the federal government to control property taxes, to limit the development of “greed- filled” suburban communities, to undercut state autonomy in education, and to ...

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Maximizing Obamacare Enrollments, by Any Means Necessary

Maximizing Obamacare Enrollments, by Any Means Necessary
  • Seeks to maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health coverage made available by Obamacare

Founded in March 2010, Enroll America (EA) describesitself as a “nonpartisan” 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to “maximize the number of uninsured Americans who enroll in health ...

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Education as Covert Op

Education as Covert Op

If you say to someone, “Your life can be improved, here is a set of rules, follow them and you will be a better and happier person,” that’s a legitimate approach. That’s Buddhism with its Eightfold Path, Christianity with its Ten Commandments, the Boy Scouts with their Code.

That’s the way all ...

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Can ObamaCare Be Fixed?

Can ObamaCare Be Fixed?

It's a 2,700 page bill. There are 20,000 pages of regulations. Major provisions seem to change every other week. And despite Nancy Pelosi's promise, four years after it passed most of us still aren't sure about everything that's in it.

How can something like that possibly be fixed?

It's easier than ...

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A Better Way to Save $1 Trillion

A Better Way to Save $1 Trillion

Health economist Victor Fuchs argues that if we spent the same fraction of national income on health care that other countries spend we could save $1 trillion. How could we do that? By organizing our health care system the way other countries do. That would mean, he tells us:

Fewer visits to ...

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Silence of the Left

Silence of the Left

The topic du jour on the left these days is inequality. But why does the left care about inequality? Do they really want to lift those at the bottom of the income ladder? Or are they just looking for one more reason to increase the power of government?

If you care about those at the bottom then you ...

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