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    Man bites dog! CNN highlights Bernie Sanders’ serial falsehoods

    Daniel Dale of CNN.com highlights an inconvenient fact for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont is once again saying on the campaign trail and in interviews that the US spends twice as much on health care, per capita, as any other country in the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    A(n overly) simple finding in the obesity fight

    Baylen Linnekin writes for Reason.com about a new nugget of research in the fight against fat. I was heartened this week to learn about a University of Iowa study that’s revealed what may just be the one and only simple truth behind the cause of obesity: “Obese people…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    School choice’s benefits in Colombia

    Corey DeAngelis writes for the Cato Institute about one Latin American country’s positive experience with school choice. There’s an ongoing debate about how we should evaluate the effectiveness of school choice policies. Last month, two education professors argued that standardized test scores should be “the measure of success.”…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    More price transparency in health care

    James Capretta offers a two-step plan at RealClearPolicy.com for increasing price transparency in health care. Promoting a stronger consumer role will require far more disruption of the status quo. In particular, two steps are necessary: a required pricing list established by the federal government of strictly standardized services,…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    CJ Reports: Bill designed to help small businesses buy health insurance moves forward

    Carolina Journal’s Julie Havlak reported on a legislative push to promote affordable health insurance coverage for small businesses. According to Havlak: Senate Bill 86, which passed Wednesday, Aug. 7, would broaden access to association health plans, allowing small businesses to band together when negotiating with insurers and deciding on…
    Brenee Goforth, August 12, 2019
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    Losing a trade war is bad; so is believing you can win

    Avi Salzman writes for Barron’s about discouraging signs in the federal government’s trade fight with China. Losing a trade war would be a catastrophic blow to the national psyche of China or the U.S. But there’s something even more dangerous than losing: thinking you can “win.” Both sides…
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Lindsay Marchello reports for Carolina Journal Online about the state budget impasse’s impact on preparations for a new public high school financial literacy course. John Hood’s Daily Journal questions renewable energy advocates’ unrealistic demands from Duke Energy.
    Mitch Kokai, August 12, 2019
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    Classical Liberals Conference Features JLF Experts

    John Locke Foundation experts offered perspective at the August gathering of Classical Liberals in the Carolinas (CLC). The group met in Winston-Salem for a three-day conference’s themed “The Future of Jobs: Obstacles and Opportunities in the Carolinas.” A panel discussion on occupational licensing featured three JLF researcher/analysts. Pictured left to…
    Donna Martinez, August 10, 2019