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Archive of posts published in the tag: Wall Street Journal

Facts Without Context

from The Wall Street Journal, A Deceptive New Report on Climate by Steven Koonin This isn’t the only example of highlighting a recent trend but failing to place it in complete historical context. The report’s executive summary declares that U.S.…

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First Do No Harm

from The Wall Street Journal, How Democrats Learned to Love Insurance Companies by Ellysia Finley  (paywall) The cost for the most popular ObamaCare silver plans will increase 37% on average next year. Democrats and insurers are both blaming soaring premiums on…

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Banana Democrats

from Karl Rove in the Wall Street Journal,  The Democrats’ Impeachment Mania By asserting a president should be removed from office over policy differences, Mr. Steyer has done more than trivialize impeachment. He helps move America closer to the tyranny Mr.…

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Tax Bloated Insurance

from Scott Atlas at The Wall Street Journal, The Health Reform That Hasn’t Been Tried Third, introduce the right incentives into the tax code. Today employees aren’t taxed on the value of their health benefits—and there is no limit to that exclusion.…

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The Fading Virtue Signal

from Sanctimony Bites Weinstein Democrats by Holman Jenkins in The Wall Street Journal: OK, hypocrisy is a price we pay for civilization. Politicians and Hollywood types especially are in the business of faking sincerity. Yet there is one thing about…

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How HSAs Cut Costs

from Scott Atlas at The Wall Street Journal, The Health Reform That Hasn’t Been Tried A second tool for motivating patients to consider price is large, liberalized health savings accounts. These tax-sheltered accounts are generally used to pay for the noncatastrophic…

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Prices are the Ultimate Reality

from Scott Atlas at The Wall Street Journal, The Health Reform That Hasn’t Been Tried First, equip consumers to consider prices. Critics always claim this is unrealistic: Are you supposed to shop around from the back of the ambulance? But emergency care…

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The Racial Hammer

From The Wall Street Journal, Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism by Shelby Steele Such people—and the American left generally—have a hunger for racism that is almost craven. The writer Walker Percy once wrote of the “sweetness at the…

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Sanctimonious Abuse of Power

from Kimberly Strassel at the WSJ, Comey’s Secret Power: Mr. Comey’s meddling has never seemed to stem from some hidden partisan impulse, but rather from an overweening self-righteousness. But power can be misused as much in the hands of the…

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Selling the Mirage

from The Wall Street Journal, Powerbull: The Lottery Loves Poverty by Arthur Brooks Harmless entertainment, you may say, but poor people don’t see it that way. They tend to view lottery tickets as an investment. Duke University social scientists Charles Clotfelter…

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Racial Fatigue

From The Wall Street Journal, Why the Left Can’t Let Go of Racism by Shelby Steele So today there is sweetness at the news of racism because it sets off the hunt for innocence and power. Racism and bigotry generally are the…

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The Market Solution to Campus Illiberalism

from the Wall Street Journal, Mizzou Pays a Price for Appeasing the Left by  Jillian Kay Melchior He was not alone. Thousands of pages of emails I obtained through the Missouri Freedom of Information Act show that many alumni and other…

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Transitional Politics

by Henry Oliner Both parties are fragmented, trying to assemble a consensus from groups that do not want to concede. Populist movements are defined by their demons. It is why they are prone to seduction by saviors.  They would settle…

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The Fruits of Identity Politics

from the editors of The Wall Street Journal, The Poison of Identity Politics A politics fixated on indelible differences will inevitably lead to resentments that extremists can exploit in ugly ways on the right and left. The extremists were on…

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Losing Their Critical Advantage

Mark Lilla writes a great analysis of the rise of identity politics in the Wall Street Journal,  The Liberal Crackup All that began to change when the New Left shattered in the 1970s, in no small part due to identity…

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The Quicksand of Optimism

from the WSJ and William Galston,  What Would Madison Do About the Budget? When it comes to government, I am a die-hard Madisonian. The chief intellectual architect of our constitutional order knew that public officials would always be torn between…

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The Identity Politics Cop-out

from the editors of The Wall Street Journal, The Poison of Identity Politics Yet the focus on Mr. Trump is also a cop-out because it lets everyone duck the deeper and growing problem of identity politics on the right and left.…

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Clarifying Wage Growth

from The Wage Paradox Explained from the Wall Street Journal So why haven’t wages risen faster amid an increase in hiring and unfilled jobs? One answer is that wages have actually been growing at a faster clip—around 4% to 5%—at least…

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The Devil’s Compact

from Liberalism’s Summer of ’17 by Daniel Henninger at The WSJ For decades, urban liberalism has sold itself as a compact between government and taxpayers. The people paid, and with that revenue liberal politicians would deliver infrastructure, services, economic opportunity and civil…

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What I’m Reading 2017 08 13

Do I Make Myself Clear by Harold Evans– great editing advice and examples.  Clear writing is a moral imperative.  Must read for any non-fiction writer. The Treat of Versailles- A Concise History by Michael Neiberg.  “It was a typical Treaty…

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