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Ideas Still Matter

At Stumbling on the Truth Cliff Asness points to the opportunities Trump missed at the first debate inBusinessman, Defend Thyself: Much has been made of “fact checking” this election cycle. Not enough focus has been put on “idea checking.” Unfortunately…

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Idea Checking

At Stumbling on the Truth Cliff Asness points to the opportunities Trump missed at the first debate in Businessman, Defend Thyself: The next Clinton statement was truly bizarre. “Trickle down did not work,” she said. “It got us into the mess…

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A Shortage of Rich Folks

At Stumbling on the Truth Cliff Asness points to the opportunities Trump missed at the first debate in Businessman, Defend Thyself: Let’s start with Clinton’s claim that she’s going to pay for her laundry list of Bernie-Sanders-inspired new benefits by…

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One Great Deal at a Time

from Clifford Asness at Real Clear Politics, My Dad And Donald Trump Me, I can’t go that far, even as Rubio is hanging on by his fingernails. I’m still not with Trump and still can’t see going there. I continue…

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ACA Flim Flam

From The Wall Street Journal Cliff Asness writes In Praising ObamaCare, They Bury It Excerpts: That more people would be insured was never in dispute. If you mandate that people buy something, penalize them if they don’t and give it…

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Middle Class Taxes and The Slow Boil

Cliff Asness writes We Are the 98% in The American. 1/7/2013 Excerpts: The second truth is that you cannot pay for the Life of Julia, or any vision of a cradle-to-grave welfare state, without massive and increasingly regressive middle-class taxes.…

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Health Care Insurance is Not Insurance

Cliff Asness writes The Healthcare Myths We Must Confront in The American, 6/29/12. Excerpt: Myth #2:  The pre-ObamaCare system was ‘insurance’ It was not a system of insurance. Insurance, as practiced everywhere else but healthcare, is about catastrophes. What we…

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Health Care Cost vs Value

Cliff Asness writes The Healthcare Myths We Must Confront in The American, 6/29/12. Excerpt: Myth #1:  Healthcare prices have soared in the recent past Everyone knows that healthcare prices have soared, but everyone may well be wrong. The statistics we…

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Clarity Beats Compromise

Clifford Asness, Ph.D. writes in Stumbling on the Truth The Republican Way Forward Excerpt: We must win by explaining, no matter how long it may take and hard it may be, that free people acting in a free market is…

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