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  • Does Obamacare 'distort' the labor market -- or undistort it?

    Does Obamacare 'distort' the labor market -- or undistort it?
    A fascinating debate has broken out among economists and economic pundits concerning the Congressional Budget Office's projections that the Affordable Care Act will allow -- or induce -- some workers to leave the job market.
  • America's disappearing middle class: Prepping for doomsday

    America's disappearing middle class: Prepping for doomsday
    In my Wednesday column, I described a vision of our future as imagined by economist Tyler Cowen: More rich people, more poor people and a smaller middle class; constant measurement of workers to help employers eliminate slackers; and “the creation...

    Letters: Pope Francis pushes his church

    Re "Pope's manifesto calls for decentralized church," Nov. 27 Contrary to Pope Francis' comments, capitalism has done more to empower people and raise living standards than any other force in history. As Milton Friedman pointed out years ago: "The...

    Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject

    Barbara Branden dies at 84; Ayn Rand biographer championed her subject
    Barbara Branden, who wrote a definitive biography of philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand after a close association that ended in a disastrous tangle of relationships, died Wednesday in a rehabilitation center near her home in West Hollywood. She was 84....

    Letters: In defense of charter schools

    Letters: In defense of charter schools
    Re "The charter mistake," Opinion, Oct. 1 To say I am disappointed by Diane Ravitch's Op-Ed article is an understatement. Many of her assertions regarding charter schools are offensive to the parents and educators who have created some amazing charters....