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Monthly Archives: April 2008

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    Entitlement Nation

    Posted in Uncategorized By Brian Balfour | Tagged

    Max, I think I can do you one better (well, worse actually). Try this report from the National Center for Policy Analysis: "The 2008 Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports show the combined unfunded liability of these two programs has reached $101.7 trillion in today's dollars! That is more than seven times the size of […]

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    Apr
    30

    Government Jobs: Broken Windows Fallacy

    Posted in Economics By Max Borders | Tagged

    This is the saddest thing I've read in a long time. The worst is the quote from Mike Walden, an economist at N.C. state who actually does stuff for JLF! "Government jobs are an important cushion for the economy when the private sector falters," says North Carolina State University economist Michael Walden. Huh? Somebody please […]

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    UNC: Economic Engine?

    Posted in Education By Bob Luebke

    North Carolinians have long considered the state’s public universities to be an engine for economic growth.  For most of us, a college education is the key to a better job and the means to a more fulfilling life. Such thinking in part helps to explain the ever-rising government appropriations for public higher education — even […]

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    30

    Taxes: Common Sense to Rockingham County

    Posted in Budget & Taxes By Max Borders | Tagged

    Jeffrey Sykes has a piece up in the Reidsville Review today that makes a lot of sense. Apply it statewide.-Max Borders

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    Healthcare: Making Prices More Transparent

    Posted in Healthcare By Max Borders

    Check out this release: "Chicago, IL, April 30, 2008 – OutofPocket.com, a technology startup dedicated to promoting health care transparency and competition, announced today the launch of its new search engine.  The search engine enables consumers to look up prices and comparison shop for health care services by searching for price data across different websites. […]

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