Costs of Health Care, College Tuition vs. Cell Phones, Televisions

by Scott Morales March 10, 2017

As the GOP-ers are bandying on about the new health care plan which looks remarkably like the old health care plan which was decried by the same people pushing the new health care plan, I thought I’d toss this out for some to chew on. Below is a nice instructive graphic from a few years […]

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How ‘Free’ Is Your State? CATO Ranks States for Peronal And Economic Freedom

by Steve MacDonald August 16, 2016
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So how does your state fare? You can look up your own state’s ranking (<—at that link) or on the map above, but you won’t be number one. For the first time since 2006, New Hampshire is back in that spot. (CATO) New Hampshire is overall the freest state in the Union, combining relatively high scores on […]

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CATO Fiscal Policy Report – Maggie Hassan Gets a ‘D’

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2014
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On a positive note, there were 11 states whose governors ranked worse than Maggie Hassan. New Hampshire Maggie Hassan, Democrat Legislature: Divided Grade: D Took Office: January 2013 Governor Hassan’s tenure as New Hampshire governor is moving the state in the wrong fiscal direction. In 2013 she proposed a cigarette tax increase of 30 cents […]

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GrokTALK! Interview – Jason Bedrick on School Choice

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

(Note: Audio links have been ‘refreshed.’ Everything should be working properly now. Enjoy.) We are not doing a two-hour show this week–our next full program in on Jan 4, 2014– but I found myself in Concord and took the opportunity to do a phone interview on the topic of School Choice with Jason Bedrick. Jason […]

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14th amendment Doesn’t Give Right to a Three-Way?

by Steve MacDonald March 1, 2013

CATO has submitted an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in which it makes the case that the 14th amendment prohibits states from denying anyone from the right to marry, regardless of gender. It is a compelling argument.  There are ample references to legal opinions, plenty of implications of the spirit of equality under the law, but […]

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Let’s Be Clear On Why Democrats Want To Kill The School Scholarship Program

by Steve MacDonald February 20, 2013

In April of last year I pointed out what appeared obvious to me.  That the small business school scholarship program,  eventually passed into law last year–the one New Hampshire Democrats are trying to repeal–could actually save the towns and the state money. In Merrimack the actual ‘on-paper’ cost per student is well over $14,000.00 each.; […]

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Data Point: The USA is Now Only ‘Mostly Free’ Because Government is No Longer ‘Mostly Harmless’

by Mike September 26, 2012

Every year, Heritage and Cato scholars calculate their indices of Economic Freedom for the nations of the World. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including property rights, rule of law, free trade, size of government, regulatory environment, taxation, etc. Their methodology is slightly different, but both organizations are agreed: After an unprecendented […]

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