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Phony Philanthropy
Change You Can’t Believe In

A new book argues that our technocratic elite have succumbed to a “new faith” that promises worldly utopia but instead perpetuates injustice. Perhaps they might take lessons from an older one.

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Future of Liberalism
The One Theory to Rule Them All

Patrick Deneen’s much-discussed book diagnoses liberalism with failure-by-success, but fails to find a convincing cure. Might the answer be another theory?

To Your Health
ACA Falls Short on Emergency Room Goal

Extending coverage, while an admirable goal, may not, on its own, may do less to fix U.S. health care than some thought.

ACA Agonistes
The Next Big Health Care Debate

The ACA was never going to be anything like the final word on health care policy, and now the next debate is heating up.

Religion in America
Is Secularization Oversold?

A space that kept Christianity culturally powerful and put Christian belief within plausibility framework of some Americans is eroding.

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A Preacher Without a Congregation

Marilynne Robinson’s latest, The Givenness of Things, is a fine collection of essays. But her political project is unlikely to succeed.

ACA Fail Fractal
Is Winter Coming for the ACA?

The ACA chose to address coverage rather than underlying cost, and that move is slowly but surely coming back to haunt it.

ACA Fail Fractal
ACA Co-Ops Dropping Like Flies

Democrats blame Republicans for cutting federal funding for co-ops, but the real problem is that health care costs keep rising.

Bankrupt Health Care
Will ACA Premiums Skyrocket?

If premiums truly do skyrocket, that will be a political disaster for the Administration. If they increase only modestly, the Administration will make PR hay out of it. But in either case, the U.S. health care system will remain broken.

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SCOTUS Raisin Ruling
The Producerist Bias

The New Deal policies that stacked the deck for producers are increasingly outmoded. It’s time to re-think more than just the raisin reserve.

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