Concerns About MACRA

Oncology Times: For consumers, MACRA’s increased federal control over the practice of medicine could translate into “higher costs and more difficulties getting access to timely and quality care,” warned Senior Fellow John Graham in an article at the Oncology Times.

The Economic Effects of the Clinton Tax Proposal

Taxes impinge on individual and business decisions to work, save and invest. Using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model that we created for the National Center for Policy Analysis (the “NCPA-DCGE Model”), we simulate the effects on the U.S. economy of the tax proposal advanced by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The plan will generate $615 billion in tax revenue over 10 years. It will exert moderate negative impacts on output, investment, overall employment and household well-being. We briefly compare our findings with other published estimates and contrast the methodology underlying our model with that of other models.

Taxing Carried Interest

Over the past several years, there has been much debate about how to tax the compensation of the managers of private equity, venture capital and hedge funds. The issue is important because these funds provide capital for businesses at various stages of development or seek to minimize risks for investors, and raising taxes on these funds would reduce the rate of return to fund investors.

Yes, we can defeat terrorism

The legendary Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu rightly observed generations ago that “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” But he also taught that “if you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” And right now, our strategy suggests we know neither the enemy nor ourselves.

Gold Revisited

Gold is a useful hedge against inflation and uncertainty, but investing in it speculatively is not always a good strategy. In 2011, the price of gold climbed to historic heights; but since …