Obamacare: Debate Over?

by Richard Epstein

Defining Ideas

An old saying in the garment business goes like this: “You can’t make up in volume what you lose in money on each piece.” We could say the same thing about the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. President Obama thinks that the sudden surge in enrollments to about eight million people means “the repeal […]

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The Many Problems with “Equal Pay”

by Richard Epstein

Defining Ideas

Last week marked the observation of “Equal Pay Day.” That day is meant to draw attention to how a woman who works full time earns “77 cents for every dollar a man earns,” as President Obama has put it. Though a detailed analysis reveals that the claim of a systematic pay gap is spurious, the […]

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“Oligarchs United?” Not so Fast.

by Richard Epstein

Defining Ideas

This past week, in McCutcheon v Federal Election Commission, a bitterly divided United States Supreme Court struck down yet another portion of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA).

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