With the help of scholars at the Goodman institute and Americans for Prosperity, Congressman Pete Sessions and his colleagues have introduced the Health Care Fairness for All Act. Among its other features, the bill would do the following: For the first time in...
Update: Brookings Analysis
Update: Refutation of the Brookings analysis
Dr. John C. Goodman and Congressman Pete Sessions, Texas 17th
In this video interview Dr. John C. Goodman and Congressman Pete Sessions discuss a health reform plan that is a rival to Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All. (https://sessions.house.gov/2023/5/sessions-introduces-innovative-health-care-reform-legislation) The bill has been written with significant input from the Goodman Institute and Americans for Prosperity.
Update: Response to the Piketty/Saez Claim of Rising US Inequality.
This resource features a response to the Piketty/Saez Claim of Rising US Inequality.
Update: The Durham Report
Why are the mainstream media outlets so intent on convincing us there is no there, there?
Maybe it’s because the report invites us to review not just the behavior of the FBI and the intelligence community during the Trump presidency, but also the behavior of the media during all that time.
Here is a brief review of all the times Donald Trump was called a “traitor” on the editorial pages of the New York Times and elsewhere. This was not just schoolyard name calling. In column after column, writers encouraged readers to believe that Trump might actually be the agent of a foreign power.
This guest post by Shawn Regan is a substantive analysis of the recent proposal by the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management to allow leasing of public land for conservation purposes. Regan is vice president of research at the Property and Environment...
Update: Update on Saez and Zucman
If you are a high school debater focused on the topic of inequality, it shouldn’t take you long to discover The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay, by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman.
Update: Update on the Minimum Wage
“In the year 2023, in the richest country in the history of the world, nobody should be forced to work for starvation wages… If you work 40, 50 hours a week, you should not be living in poverty. It is time to raise the minimum wage to a living wage.”
Bernie Sanders, May 4, 2023
This is Sen. Sanders’ argument for raising the minimum wage from its current level of $7.25 an hour to $17.00.
Update: Update on Desmond
Debaters should be aware of Matthew Desmond’s book Poverty, by America, which contains the claim that the United States is “the richest country on earth, with more poverty than any other advanced democracy.”