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Commentary: Detailing how minimum wage hikes actually increase the number of people employed below the minimum wage line, Alan Reynolds argues that “moralizing can easily substitute for economics among elitists who don’t really care how many more people they shove into the ranks of those paid less than some local or national minimum.”
Analysis: “A person who spends $300 a month on the lottery could instead earn nearly half a million dollars in the stock market – $433,208 more than he would win playing the lottery,” say the authors of a new study on how “Lottery Taxes Divert Income from Retirement Savings.”
Commentary: It’s time to repeal the “toilet mandate.” Highlighting an example of wasteful government regulation, Andrew Ferguson calls for the elimination of a federal regulation limiting toilet tank capacity to 1.6 gallons. It’s a vain attempt to promote water conservation, and new toilets designed to fit the standard often require several flushes to do the same job an ol’ 3.5-gallon toilet did with one pull of the lever.
Commentary: Noting that the “Postal Rate Commission has not prohibited a rate increase” since the early 1970s, Americans for Tax Reform’s Grover Norquist suggests the U.S. Postal Service should look at cutting its size, not raising postal rates.
Commentary: In the face of the double-whammy of the world’s most expensive health care system and a “rapidly aging society,” AEI’s Kevin Hassett argues ahead of President Bush’s Jan. 31 State of the Union Address that “It’s Time to Face Up to the U.S. Medicare Crisis.”
Commentary: Citing press accounts that President Bush will promote health savings accounts in his upcoming State of the Union, Cato’s “Daily Dispatch” blog offers brief analysis, linking back to previous studies Cato has done on health care reform.
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