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The U.S. healthcare industry is massive and notoriously inefficient. It’s also wealthy and getting wealthier and more powerful as medical costs have exceeded, by some estimates, $10,000 per person. What’s to be done? Back in 2005, a group of experts asked, in a RAND Corporation study,...

To read mainstream economics reporting regularly is to encounter one blood pressure-raising falsehood after another. According to the Wall Street Journal’s Justin Lahart, the savings without which there would be no economic progress are economically harmful. Lahart’s colleague Greg Ip agrees about savings, oddly thinks that...

The punitive approach taken by community corrections agencies around the U.S. has made them major drivers of mass incarceration, a New York conference on justice reform was told this week. Releasing more individuals under supervisory conditions of probation or parole was meant to reduce America’s high...

It was 25 years ago that HarperCollins published what is today considered something of a conservative classic, Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture and the War on Traditional Values. The irony is that the book was written by a liberal who avoided being drafted to serve...