James Pethokoukis

Becker on on what healthcare reform should look like

March 30, 2010

An amazing piece of healthcare analysis by the University of Chicago’s Gary Becker. The whole analysis deserves reading, but a few key points:

Waste, fraud and abuse at Social Security

March 30, 2010

The super-insightful Andrew Biggs looks how the Crist-Rubio debate dealt with Social Security — and finds laughable the former’s comments about restoring the system’s long-term solvency by rooting out waste, fraud and abuse:

7 keys to financial reform

March 30, 2010

Here is what you need to know about financial reform. If a bill in any way allows vast amounts taxpayer money to be poured into banks, then the bill does not end Too Big To Fail. Banks will assume this power will be used. Second, any bill that requires prescience by regulators and then the will to act on unpopular forecasts is doomed to fail. Keep that in mind as your read some key insights from the great Nicole Gelinas on fin reform: