Americans carry many different forms of insurance. There’s car insurance, home insurance, life insurance, even pet insurance . . . Most of these insurance policies work well and are fairly priced. But there is one glaring exception: health insurance. Only health insurance becomes more complicated and more expensive at the same time. So, the obvious…Read More Why Is Health Insurance so Complicated?
I’m an atmospheric physicist. I’ve published more than 200 scientific papers. For 30 years I taught at MIT, during which time the climate has changed remarkably little. But the cry of “global warming” has grown ever more shrill. In fact, it seems that the less the climate changes, the louder the voices of the climate…Read More Climate Change: What Do Scientists Say?
I want to talk to you about three words that should scare the heck out of you, especially if you’re young: public pension liabilities. Okay, I know you probably have about a hundred things you’re worried about, and public pension liabilities likely aren’t one of them. But that’s the reason this is so scary—because almost…Read More Public Pensions: An Economic Time Bomb
Here’s a question you’re likely to hear whenever the subject of taxes comes up: Do the rich pay their fair share? There are two parts to this question: Who is rich? And, what is fair? Let’s start with who is rich: Nearly everyone assumes that a person who is among the top ten percent of…Read More Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share?
The American Revolution started as a tax revolt – over a single tax on tea! Now look at us. It seems like everything we do is taxed. The system behind these taxes is a bureaucratic monstrosity; a dead weight on the economy. And it erodes our trust in the government that’s taxing us. If you…Read More Would a Flat Tax Be More Fair?
Donald Trump: “You know, they have a word”. “It sort of became old fashioned. It’s called: “A Nationalist”. And I say really we’re not supposed to use that word. You know what I am? I’m a nationalist, okay? I’m a nationalist” Mia Mulder: Nationalism. Nothing wrong with standing for your country, right? Nothing wrong working…Read More Why You Shouldn’t Be A Nationalist | Mia Mulder
In the judo competition of the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, an Israeli heavyweight judo fighter named Or Sasson defeated his Egyptian opponent, Islam El Shehaby, in a first-round match. The Egyptian then refused to shake the Israeli’s extended hand, earning boos from the crowd. If you want the short answer for why the Arab world…Read More What’s Holding the Arab World Back?
If, for the same work, women make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes, why don’t businesses hire only women? Wages are the biggest expense for most businesses. So, hiring only women would reduce costs by nearly a quarter – and that would go right to the bottom line. Don’t businesses want to…Read More There Is No Gender Wage Gap
Hey, everybody. What you’re about to see is the first video I ever saw from YouTube channel PragerU. It’s called “Rockefeller: The Richest Man Who Ever Lived.” He was America’s first billionaire—and he gave half of it away! For most of it, the guy speaking, Burt Folsom, wants to get one big idea into your…Read More The Nonsense Politics of PragerU | Big Joel
How would you like to fund politicians with whom you strongly disagree? Not interested? How about if I… forced you? How would I do that? Well, what if I said: if you don’t pay, you lose your job. For decades millions of state and local government workers – police, firefighters, teachers, and others – have…Read More Public Union: Public Enemy