December 2013Volume 63, 2013
Healthcare was already a huge mess before Obamacare, and for the same basic reason: State intervention. While nobody expected quite the fiasco that Obamacare's launch proved to be, we knew it would not end well. In this issue, Merrill Matthews explains what was wrong before, and why Obamacare was one of the worst possible ways to address the problems. John Ross and Jordan Bruneau describe two different attempts to address the previous healthcare system's shortcomings. One, Remote Area Medical, has seen its efforts to provide free vision and dental care impeded by bureaucrats even in the wake of disasters. The other, Dr. Keith Smith's Surgery Center of Oklahoma, threatened insurers' and providers' cozy setup with genuine price competition and transparency. Plus, Jeffrey Tucker describes the new era today's youth are building, B. K. Marcus looks at the the current golden age of TV, and much, much more.
DECEMBER 02, 2013 by The Freeman
Obamacare hasn't gotten off to a good start. At least it's not the only story in reforming American healthcare.
The largest, fastest failure in the history of welfare programs
NOVEMBER 20, 2013 by Jeffrey A. Tucker
The failure of Obamacare's website shouldn't come as much of a surprise. It's a symbol of the latest, biggest step of many in the wrong direction.
Emerging leaders in a young movement are putting their ideas into practice
OCTOBER 28, 2013 by Jeffrey A. Tucker
A visit to a Students for Liberty conference shows a new generation of libertarians creating a freer, more tolerant world.
OCTOBER 11, 2013 by Sandy Ikeda
Conversations about the free market are beset by falsehoods that have entered conventional wisdom. Here's a sampling of some of the more persistent among them.
OCTOBER 25, 2013 by Sandy Ikeda
When it comes to conventional wisdom about the free market, falsehoods abound. We covered some a couple weeks back. Here are seven more.
Good economics, bad economics, and our unprecedented debt
OCTOBER 22, 2013 by Peter Boettke
The United States is saddled with a staggering amount of debt. It's time to put aside bad economics and look at how to salvage our financial future.