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The Luck of the Lottery

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 10-19-2014

Government-run lotteries have a sordid and monopolistic past. Should we enforce a separation of sin and state?

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Five Lessons from the Whiskey Rebellion

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 10-12-2014

The Whiskey Rebellion established the sovereignty of "we the people" to tax and oppress any selected group.

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How to Diversify Highly Appreciated Stock

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 10-05-2014

Exchange funds, also know as swap funds, can provide investors with one highly appreciated security a way to trade it for an equivalently valued but more diversified portfolio.

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Appreciating Donor Advised Funds

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 09-28-2014

There are five ways that both you and the government could make charitable giving more significant.

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Why Can't Many Working Americans Afford Medical Insurance?

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 09-21-2014

We must return, as much as possible, to a fee-for-service approach to health care and restore the traditional doctor-patient relationship.

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Why Do Physicians Permit, If Not Encourage, Futile Medical Care?

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 09-14-2014

We can only afford to allow others the freedom to strive against death when we are not trying collectively to subsidize it.

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Skin in the Game of Healthcare

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 09-07-2014

"Shouldn't patients and their families have some skin in the game as a brake on the profligate spending of other people's money for health care?"

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Cryptic Medical Bills and Health Insurance

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 08-31-2014

Next time you receive an unintelligible medical bill, remember how hard it is for your doctor to get paid.

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U.S. Health Care Costs Versus Health Outcomes

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 08-24-2014

Asians in New Jersey have the best life expectancy of any racial or ethnic group.

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Why Are Insurance Companies Reluctant to Cover Preventative Care?

Posted by David John Marotta & Megan Russell on 08-17-2014

Now there is absolutely no charge for a costly set of test and procedures on the all-you-can-spend preventive care buffet.

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