John C. Goodman

Posted December 24, 2014

The argument for Obamacare really boils down to one idea: people without health insurance wont get medical care. Or if they do get it, the care will be too little and too late.

Posted December 20, 2014

So this is a good time to ask: What does the Democratic Party stand for? And if the answer is: liberalism, what does it mean to be a liberal? Or if you prefer, what does it mean to be a progressive?

Posted December 13, 2014

Now that Republicans will control both houses of Congress, they will have an opportunity to deal with Obamacare. What should be done?

Posted December 06, 2014

The Obama administration is actually pleading with people to shop around before choosing a health insurance plan.

Posted November 29, 2014

As I wrote at Forbes yesterday, New York Senator Charles Schumer has placed the blame for the Democrats disastrous defeat in this falls election squarely at the feet of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Posted November 22, 2014

It should come as no surprise to Townhall readers that the new Republican congress has no plan to deal intelligently with Obamacare.

Posted November 15, 2014

The Obama presidency is a failed presidency. He has presided over one of the slowest economic recoveries in history. His foreign policy has been a disaster. ObamaCare is a mess. And its hard to lay the blame off on anyone else. The president didnt make Republicans part of any of his decisions and most of the time he ignored congressional Democrats as well.

Posted November 08, 2014

Actually the Democrats have been race baiting for decades. And its not going away. Using fear and race-polarizing agitation to drive minority voters to the polls is going to be the increasingly overt face of the Democratic Party. They cant win any other way.

Posted November 02, 2014

Conventional wisdom says that Democrats wanted to campaign this year on jobs and the economy. They were supposedly thrown off message by ISIS and the Ebola scare. But if voters re-focus on jobs and the economy, do the Democrats have a credible plan to offer them? I tried to find out.

Posted October 18, 2014

Have you noticed that in most science fiction movies the aliens are almost always biological entities often obsessed with eating us or sucking our blood or possessing us or at least conquering us.

Posted October 11, 2014

Is there any place you can go to find an objective, understandable explanation of how ObamaCare works?

Posted October 04, 2014

Why does the left care about income inequality? University of Chicago economist, John Cochrane asked that question the other day and could only settle on one answer: they like big government.

Posted September 13, 2014

Yes according to Paul Krugman, Ezra Klein and the Commonwealth Fund. But all these folks were cheerleaders for the Affordable Care Act from day one.

Posted September 06, 2014

Labor Day was originally concocted by labor unions and the idea was to celebrate the union movement. But unions at least in the private sector -- are being replaced by a different form of labor monopoly: occupational licensing. Should we set aside one day a year to celebrate licensing? Or should we celebrate instead the right to work?

Posted August 30, 2014

Millions of people are out of work and cant find a job. Many of those who have jobs are being forced to work part-time instead of full-time. And those who have full-time jobs are in for a nasty surprise. Next years take home pay is like likely to be smaller than what they earn right now.

Posted August 23, 2014

Paul Ryan proposed a private health insurance alternative to Medicare for future retirees, liberal critics pounced. However, almost one third of seniors are already in private health insurance plans. Seniors choose to be in these plans because they like them better than traditional Medicare.

Posted August 17, 2014

Events in Ferguson, Missouri raise this question: Is the criminal justice system unfair to minorities, especially blacks?

Posted August 09, 2014

If you listened only to Barack Obama and his acolytes on TV talk shows you would think that the federal government’s finances got a lot better last year. In fact, they got worse.

Posted August 02, 2014

Here is a surprise. Although Ryan’s approach is based on well-known conservative ideas, some on the left are actually praising parts of the proposal – including the editorial page of the Washington Post.

Posted July 26, 2014

To understand why our recovery from the Great Recession is so sluggish and slow, economists are increasingly focusing on Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment: the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare. Although generally thought of as a measure to insure the uninsured, health reform is affecting the entire labor market in negative ways.