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Growth Is Good: Why Slow Growth Can’t Be The New Normal

by John H. Cochrane via PolicyEd.org
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
America’s economy is growing at half the rate it used to. Slow growth rates have enormous effects on the quality of life over long periods of time. Getting back to rapid economic growth will alleviate budgetary problems, increase paychecks, and lead to widely shared prosperity.
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Giving Patients Control Over Their Health Care

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd.org
Monday, November 14, 2016
Over time, health insurance has expanded to cover routine and predictable care, shifting away from the true purpose of insurance. This has driven health care costs through the roof. One way to lower costs while also improving the quality of health care is to expand the use of health accounts coupled with high-deductible insurance plans.
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The Importance Of Competition

by John H. Cochrane via PolicyEd.org
Monday, October 17, 2016
Industries without much competition are marked by high prices, low customer service, and a lack of innovation. But when competition thrives in a market, consumers get better goods and services at lower prices. Existing producers in the market don’t like competition, but it’s good for consumers. Some businesses will succeed and others will fail. But as long as it is easy for new competitors to enter the market, prices will stay low and innovation will continue.
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Socialism’s Empty Promises

by Milton Friedman, David Davenport, Allan H. Meltzer, Thomas Sowellvia PolicyEd.org
Monday, October 17, 2016
Many Americans believe socialism to be a form of social kindness by the government. But true socialism isn’t a social safety net. It is when the government controls most prices, businesses, property, and other aspects of economic life. The historical record of socialism has been wrecked or stagnating economies and flagrant human rights violations. The truth borne of a hundred years of hard experience is that people do not prosper in socialist countries.
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What’s Wrong With Health Insurance In America?

by Scott W. Atlasvia PolicyEd.org
Monday, October 17, 2016
Reforming health insurance in this country begins with redefining our understanding of what insurance is and what it supposed to cover. Insurance isn’t for routine or predictable expenses. Over time, we have come to expect all of our health care to be provided through insurance, and covering more has helped make health insurance cost more.
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Think Before You Act: Defining The Political End State

by General Jim Mattis, Kori Schakevia PolicyEd.org
Monday, October 17, 2016
When we decide we need to take military action, how do we make sure we do it right? Whether it’s fighting against ISIS in the Middle East, driving the Iraqis out of Kuwait, or confronting the Axis Powers in World War II, every military campaign should start with a very clear idea of how we want the situation to end – what we call a “clearly defined political end state.”
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No Empty Threats: Establishing Credibility In Foreign Affairs

by General Jim Mattis, Kenneth A. Schultzvia PolicyEd.org
Thursday, February 25, 2016

Often our words can replace the need for action in foreign affairs, but only if our allies and enemies believe what we say. Strength and diplomacy don’t happen without credibility. That comes from following through on what we’ll say do and never making empty threats.

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Kiron Skinner: Why Trump Was Right To Pull Out Of Iran Nuclear Deal

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox Business
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner weights in on President Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Iran nuclear deal and what it means.

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We're Growing Government Spending At Record Rates: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia MSN News
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the push for further tax cuts when we are growing government spending at record rates. Lazear emphasizes that we need to rein in government spending.

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Energy Efficiency: Our Best Source Of Clean Energy

by James L. Sweeneyvia PolicyEd.org
Friday, April 21, 2017

Increases in energy efficiency are an often-forgotten component of our shift to clean energy and reduced carbon emissions. Higher prices triggered by the 1973 oil embargo caused America to drastically change how it used energy. The ensuing gains in efficiency had more of an impact on America’s energy consumption than all of the growth in solar, wind, geothermal, natural gas and nuclear energy combined.

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