The fundamental reason for high health care expenses is third-party payments. Most payments to physicians are made not by the patient but by a third-party — an insurance company or governmental body. By eliminating most third-party payments and restoring the role of insurance to protecting against major medical catastrophes, health care cost and spending can be reduced.
For years now, President Donald Trump and his administration have been advancing a fundamentally illogical contradiction in their nuclear diplomacy toward Iran and North Korea. In both cases, the stated public goal of Trump administration policy is the same: denuclearization. Yet the strategies for achieving this worthwhile U.S. national security objective are diametrically opposed depending on the country in question.
On Monday, the Democratic-controlled House Ways & Committee sent letters across the nation’s capital asking for information (Russian business dealings, the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, hush payments to women) from President Trump’s sons, business associates and political aides and allies.
[Gunnar] Myrdal stated, “Rent control has in certain Western countries constituted, maybe, the worst example of poor planning by governments lacking courage and vision.” His fellow Swedish economist (and socialist) Assar Lindbeck asserted, “In many cases rent control appears to be the most efficient technique presently known to destroy a city—except for bombing.”
CONAN: David Henderson, are the realpolitik people of the world, the Henry Kissinger wing, if you will, of the Republican Party–first time I’ve ever said that, the first time anybody may have ever said that–are those the only people objecting to this policy?
Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses President Donald Trump’s recent visit to North Korea and the meetings he had with Kim Jong Un. Auslin talks about the potential fallout, and whether denuclearization is a possibility in the near future.
Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Richard Baldwin, about his new book,The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work. They discuss how technological advancement in an ever-globalized economy is changing both service-sector and professional jobs at a staggering pace. They also discuss how governments can help workers remain vital to the global economy.
Most of our experience with political corruption concerns financial transactions wherein public funds find their way into private pockets or public office facilitates access to private money. But at a Hillsdale College leadership seminar Feb. 21 in Costa Mesa, Christopher Bedford, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller News Foundation, and Shelby Steele, author and Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, delineated corruption in the news media and in liberalism, respectively.
I had expected that “The Case for Trump” would be an argument for why Donald Trump has been a good president, but it’s mostly about why Trump won in 2016, and its analysis, based on old polling and news clips, is interminable, marred by some cable-news-style exaggeration (Trump’s election foes are repeatedly characterized as being for “open borders”) and not particularly original. Victor Davis Hanson does, however, explain in passing and in the book’s concluding two chapters why he thinks Trump has been a good president, and this argument has some genuine merit and originality.
Future Fund chairman Peter Costello believes security will be the biggest factor that defines Australia’s relationship with China moving forward, even if any decision on the access and sharing of technology would have a negative impact on the economy.
In the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user. While this makes negotiating cyber arms-control treaties problematic, it does not make diplomacy impossible.
Conservative commentator Thomas Sowell has made a career out of being intelligent, fair, and truthful. His appearance on Fox Business yesterday was more of the same that we’ve come to expect from one of the greatest conservative thinkers of the modern era.
There are no doubts women are on the rise with the greatest number of female candidates elected to office in the last midterm elections. Yet, when we look to sports, the lineup is still overwhelmingly male. In 1972, Title IX was passed at the collegiate level to address this issue.