Why We Shouldn’t Listen to Perry’s Suggestion of Eliminating the Department of Commerce

In what was incredibly embarrassing for Rick Perry, in tonight’s debate, he forgot which three federal agencies he planned on eliminating. What is perhaps more troubling than the flub above is the fact that he wants to eliminate the Department of Commerce in the first place. Here are 3 quick reasons why eliminating the DepartmentContinue reading “Why We Shouldn’t Listen to Perry’s Suggestion of Eliminating the Department of Commerce”

JoJo, Marcus and the Genie: Part II

A natural question some readers of the last blog post¬†might have is: why are healthcare costs so much lower in Spain than they are in the United States? ¬†This will be particularly true if, like Marcus, you think anything that can be done by the private sector should be done by the private sector. SinceContinue reading “JoJo, Marcus and the Genie: Part II”

How big of a check would I have to write for you to pay $5,130 more in taxes? A healthcare picture book (kind of)

The economically rational answer to the question: “How big of a check would I have to write for you to be willing to pay $5,130 more in taxes?” should be simple–$5,130. The fact that huge numbers of Americans wouldn’t answer that way gets at the heart of the biggest obstacle to cutting healthcare costs inContinue reading “How big of a check would I have to write for you to pay $5,130 more in taxes? A healthcare picture book (kind of)”