University of Chicago finance professor John Cochrane says the best way to deal with the coming collapse of ObamaCare isn't another government intervention but by making the purchase of individual health insurance a true and national free market. What a novel idea, eh? ... George Mason University economics scholar (and regular Trib columnist) Don Boudreaux calls the furor over “income inequality” a precursor to policies “rigged to ‘distribute' privileges and booty to those who do not deserve them.” And he says that professors and pundits pimping for “income envy” are doing more to incite the civil unrest they claim to abhor and seek to avoid. ... The Pennsylvania Independent notes that South Philadelphia High School, a public school, scored 36.5 out of 100 in the new statewide assessments. But a mile away, the Preparatory Charter School of Mathematics, Science, Technology and Careers scored 70.6. Hmmmm, there should be a lesson there for the educratic establishment, don't you think? ... Says Molly Ball, writing in The Atlantic magazine: “(Democrat) centrists fear that liberals will drive the party out of the American mainstream with their talk of income redistribution and political correctness.” Psssst, Molly! That come-to-their-senses moment is well underway.
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