Wednesday, August 12, 2009


  • Doug Bandow points out that TARP -- the $700 billion Troubled Assets Relief Program -- doesn't seem to have purchased any actual troubled assets.
  • John Stossel highlights the "heads I win, tails you lose" nature of Paul Krugman's argument that big government saved the economy.
  • Krugman's line of thinking is partly premised on the idea that the stimulus package has played a stabilizing role, although the folks at the Cato Institute say that such a conclusion is not at all clear.
  • Marginal Revolution cites new research that says consumer driven health care plans, which probably more represent the free market ideal in health care than anything else out there, produce lower costs and better health outcomes.
  • The CEO of Whole Foods explains his company's more market-driven approach to health care and proposes eight cost-free items Congress could pass to improve health care in this country.
  • John Fund takes a closer look at Congressional overseas junkets.

1 comment:

ruizdequerol said...

The piece from the Whole Foods CEO is most interesting. I might comment on it on my blog, if you don't mind.

Best, from Spain. Where health insurance is public, but many of those that can afford it pay a private coverage as well.