We Are Living Longer

Using data for 2009 from death certificates in all 50 states, the national Centers for Disease Control has concluded that we are living longer. A male infant’s projected life span has risen .2 years to 75.7 while a female infant’s…

How Much Should Grandma Pay?

When your Grandma gets her yearly physical, the doctor gets a check from the government. Did you ever wonder, though, who decides how much? Because she had to sign up for Medicare at 65, the market did not decide the…

What Should Government Pay For?

Topping its front page with “CUT, RAISE, RAISE, LOWER, REPEAL, SCRAP, CUT, CUT,” The Wall Street Journal told readers some of the new deficit commission’s proposals. 1) For defense spending, the cut would be $100 billion. 2) The Social Security…