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Volume 26, Issue 26: June 20, 2023

Alberto Mingardi
And there is a lot to remember. In a country where the political class was made up of gray professionals, Berlusconi was an outsider, not only a businessman but a self-made man. And his politics? Lowering taxes to unleash the economy. Italy (and the rest of us) could use another helping of that, please. READ MORE »

John C. Goodman (Forbes)
Virtually every proposed solution to fix American healthcare involves people who don’t practice medicine telling those who do how to manage their affairs. None of those ideas has worked. Doctors could fix things—but we all must first agree to Goodman’s first principles. READ MORE »

Judy L. Shelton (Wall Street Journal)
Now that the debt-ceiling bill has been signed, Republicans must turn to monetary policies—like the servicing of the debt under really high interest rates. And those facts are truly sobering. Congress needs to act and rein in the Fed. READ MORE »

Robert Whaples (National Review)
People who see the declining population as a good thing ignore the difficulties it will create. Fiscal havoc—the federal government continuing to spend more than it can squeeze in taxes out of a shrinking population—is just the beginning. Then comes crushing inflation and much more. What can be done? READ MORE »

Is Social Justice Just?
Edited by Robert M. Whaples, Michael C. Munger, Christopher J. Coyne

  • Catalyst
  • Beyond Homeless