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Jailhouse Barack

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] According to an article over at the Springfield News-Leader, the Missouri prison population has inexplicably reached an all-time high. On a related note, I’d like to take this opportunity to commend President Barack Obama for scaling back the police state milieu slightly with his … Continue reading »

Categories: Economic Freedom, Government Spending, Health Care, Taxes | 4 Comments

Our World-Famous Health Care Study

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The latest Show-Me Institute Policy Study — “The Prognosis for National Health Insurance: A Missouri Perspective” — is shaping up to be a slam dunk. Produced by Arduin, Laffer & Moore Econometrics, the study gives some historical perspective on the growth of the public … Continue reading »

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Despite Admirable Goal, Autism Bill Ill-Conceived

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] The Post-Dispatch has the latest about Gov. Jay Nixon’s struggle to ensure medical coverage for all Missouri children who have autism. I have selected a truly arcane method of judging his argument; in it, I’ll praise his intentions and convictions, while drawing critical attention … Continue reading »

Categories: Government Spending, Health Care | 4 Comments

Show-Me Health Care Outing: A Newt Experience

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] This morning, six employees of the Show-Me Institute and one of our regular book club attendees found ourselves among 200 other guests at the futureFOCUS 2009 seminar, which featured a presentation from former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. He made some excellent points … Continue reading »

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More Health Care for Less Money

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s a great piece on the Washington Post website about improving health care at the federal level. Among the wonderful insights, which are quite intuitive, but likely not widely considered, are: 1. Applying the law of demand to health care: Research shows that if … Continue reading »

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‘No Pain, No Gain’ Meets the Hippocratic Oath

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] It is no surprise that the American health care system has severe problems. Add this one to the list: third- (or fourth-?) party agencies hired by insurance providers in an effort to economize costs of pharmaceuticals, even to the point of contravening doctor’s recommendations. … Continue reading »

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Health Is a Right; Health Care Is Not

[This post was originally written for my employer’s blog, Show-Me Daily.] There’s a nice short article on KOMU Channel 8’s website advocating increased public funding for health care in Missouri. Now, I am not a monster. I do think it would be better if more people had better health care — but I am not … Continue reading »

Categories: Economic Freedom, Government Spending, Health Care, Taxes | 3 Comments