Capital Commerce


July 2009


The Worst Health Care Reforms: What Can We Learn?

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The debate on US health care reform has been all about two opposing sides: "more government" versus "the free market." Advocates of the former position tend to point to international examples of great health care systems, which presumably point the way forward for our own reforms. Foreign Policy ...

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Ron Paul Audio Interview

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The Economist has an audio interview with Ron Paul that hits on many of the same points that I interviewed him about recently (see my Q&A here.) For example, he talks about the system of commodity money with which he'd like to replace the Federal Reserve.

Mr Paul also argues, "If you didn't have the ...

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Is The Unemployment Rate As Bad As It Looks?

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In his monthly newsletter, Jim Paulsen of Wells Capital Management has a point about the rising unemployment rate that doesn't get made very often:

even though the unemployment rate rose by 1 percent to 9.5 percent in the second quarter, about 55 percent of this rise was due, not to job ...

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Scam Artists Hit Twitter

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We already have heard about how much many members of Congress love to tweet. Don't be surprised if within the next year, Congress starts talking about Twitter in a quite different way--holding hearings about what laws should be passed to protect the rights of vulnerable tweeters!

The Better Business ...

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A Hidden Business Tax Increase

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Geoff Colvin, writing about the major tax increases of the Obama administration, lays out one that might have you scratching your head:

That's Obama's first proposed business tax increase. Another would require companies to account for their inventories on a first-in-first-out (FIFO) basis rather ...

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