The Lie of Discretionary Spending

Democrats find it hard to accept that fiscal discipline will require reigning in spending on Social Security, Medicare and the like, while Republicans don’t want to admit that most of what government does – Social Security, Medicare, and the like – are things that most Americans are really quite fond of. Continue reading

The Oregon Health Study And the Limits of the Lone Study

Have you heard about the Oregon Health Study yet? Believe me, you will. The Oregon Health Study is that rare creature in American policy discourse: a statistically complex argument that boils down to an easily understandable conclusion. Such unicorns are … Continue reading