The medical malpractice dilemma (1976) | ARCHIVES

The medical malpractice dilemma (1976) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their differing views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, “The Medical Malpractice Dilemma.” Peter: I’m Peter Hackes. If you’ve been to a doctor lately or […]

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What if the US had a wealth tax? | WHAT IF?

What if the US had a wealth tax? | WHAT IF?

Senator Bernie Sanders: “We’re gonna tell the wealthiest people in this country that they are gonna start paying their fair share of taxes.” Alan D. Viard: Wealth taxes are in the news these days. Senator Elizabeth Warren: “We need to put a tax on the top one-tenth of one percent. The biggest fortunes in this […]

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Why is Congress broken? | reTHINK TANK

We hear it all the time: Congress is broken. Everyone is dissatisfied. More and more proposed reforms focus on facilitating majority power, like in a European Parliament. But it’s not clear what problem that would solve. The trouble with Congress isn’t that majorities can’t get their way, it’s that forging durable compromises seems impossible. But […]

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Trump’s approval rating: 6 months in | IN 60 SECONDS

Trump’s approval rating: 6 months in | IN 60 SECONDS

Is there any good news in the polls for Donald Trump at the six-month mark of his presidency? The simple answer is: not much. He is less popular than any other president of this point in his tenure in terms of his overall approval rating. President Obama’s approval rating in the summer his first year […]

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Price transparency in health care would save money for Americans | IN 60 SECONDS

Price transparency in health care would save money for Americans | IN 60 SECONDS

Health care in America is expensive in part because consumers do not play the same role that they do in other sectors. Prices are high, and patients get many services that will not improve their health. Consumers will be able to shop for non-emergency medical care only when it is easy to compare prices on […]

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Social Security: Universal or selective? (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

Social Security: Universal or selective?  (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

Narrator: Washington debates for the ’70s. A series of debates designed to bring together for an open exchange of views and opinions, outstanding authorities on vital issues facing the world of the ’70s. The topic, “Social Security: Universal or selective.” Now, here is Peter Hackett. Peter Hackes: In our society, people are living longer than […]

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Sue Desmond-Hellmann on health and healthcare – Full interview | VIEWPOINT

Sue Desmond-Hellmann on health and healthcare – Full interview | VIEWPOINT

Michael: We’re here today with Sue Desmond-Hellmann, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Thank you very much for being with us today here at AEI. Sue: Sure. Glad to be here. Michael: You’ve done quite a bit. You had a public event this morning with Arthur Brooks, and I think you just finished […]

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Medicare for all doesn’t make sense | IN 60 SECONDS

Medicare for all doesn’t make sense | IN 60 SECONDS

Democrats rightly attack Republicans when they promise their math-defying tax-cut plans will slash government revenue but somehow not balloon deficits. Well, what tax cuts are to Republicans, single-payer health care seems to be for Democrats: a populist policy idea that’s far more attractive in theory than practice.   Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan is […]

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Is health insurance a right? — with John Goodman (1994) | THINK TANK

Ben Wattenberg: Hello. I’m Ben Wattenberg. President Clinton has bet big on his health care reform, and Congress is madly rushing to put together some kind of health care plan. But what’s really at stake? Joining us to sort through the conflict and the consensus are Paul Starr, professor of sociology at Princeton and author […]

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Religion and the Constitution (1984) | ARCHIVES

Announcer: From the nation’s capital, the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents Public Policy Forums, a series of programs featuring the nation’s top authorities presenting their different views on the vital issues which confront us. Today’s topic, “Religion and the Constitution.” John Charles Daly: This public policy forum, one of a series presented […]

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