- Harvard Study: Medicare could save $3.6 billion a year by taking advantage of Mark Cuban’s new mail order pharmacy.
- Nearly 1 in 4 women in the United States will have an abortion by the age of 45; and almost 93 percent are performed before the 13th week.
- “The greatest heist of American taxpayer dollars in history.” They’re talking about Covid money lost to fraud.
- In Texas, physicians who earn a “gold card” no longer have to endure the hassles of prior authorization.
- The part of covid that’s not over: every large city is below 50% of its office space being occupied.
Author: John C. Goodman
Gas Tax Rebate
Biden is thinking about it. Arnold Kling explains why it is a bad idea:
The basic economic analysis is straightforward. The price of gas has to be high enough to balance supply and demand. A rebate amounts to a subsidy for demand. Raising demand will force the price to go higher. Because supply is relatively inelastic, it will turn out that, relative to the price that would have prevailed without the rebate, the price will be driven up by close to the amount of the rebate. The main beneficiaries of a subsidy for gasoline demand will be producers.
And a gas tax holiday will work the same way. It will reward producers. Any consumer benefit will tend to be illusory.
- The liberal plantation? Washington, D.C., has the largest gap in racial economic equality, compared to the 50 states. The capital also has the largest median income, homelessness rate, unemployment rate, and labor force participation gaps. Study.
- Why has health care been relatively unimpacted by general inflation?
- Poll: One in ten men would like to be cloned
- Why did Biden agree to let China (and other “developing countries”) steal our intellectual property with respect to Covid vaccines?
- A column by New York Times’ David Leonhardt made a bold claim: “The death rate for white Americans has recently exceeded the rates for Black, Latino and Asian Americans.” The claim is almost assuredly wrong.
Does Voting Republican Kill?
According to a British Medical Journal study, counties that voted for GOP presidential candidates between 2000 and 2016 had smaller reductions in age-adjusted mortality rates over the past two decades than counties that backed their Democratic rivals.
Yet, Doug Badger finds the study deeply flawed.