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How Much Does Discrimination Matter?

I spent some time on Martin Luther King Day thinking about that question. Why do women on the average earn less than men? Why do blacks on the average earn less than whites? Does discrimination explain those differences? Or what about the so-called widening inequality of income and wealth in our society? Could that be caused by discrimination?

My answer: yes and no.

John C. Goodman is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, President of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, and author of the widely acclaimed Independent books, A Better Choice: Healthcare Solutions for America, and the award-winning, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis. The Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, among other media, have called him the “Father of Health Savings Accounts.”

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A BETTER CHOICE: Healthcare Solutions for America
Obamacare remains highly controversial and faces ongoing legal and political challenges. Polls show that by a large margin Americans remain opposed to the healthcare law and seek to “repeal and replace” it. However, the question is: Replace it with what?

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