Monday, January 14, 2019

Video Explanation Of Harold Demsetz, "Toward A Theory Of Property Rights"

In honor of Harold Demsetz, born: May 31, 1930 – died: January 4, 2019.

From Learn Liberty, "Property Rights as a Response to a Problem:"

Seventy Percent Of Americans Say US Healthcare Has Major Problems Or In A State Of Crisis: Gallup

From Gallup, "Seven in 10 Maintain Negative View of U.S. Healthcare System" by Justin McCarthy:
Seventy percent of Americans describe the current U.S. healthcare system as being "in a state of crisis" or having "major problems." This is consistent with the 65% to 73% range for this figure in all but one poll since Gallup first asked the question in 1994.
Source: Gallup 
In that one poll -- conducted right after the 9/11 attacks in 2001 -- just 49% of Americans said the U.S. healthcare system had major problems or was in crisis. This was because of Americans' heightened concerns about terrorism after the attacks, which temporarily altered their views and behaviors on a variety of issues.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Religious Composition Of The 2019 Congress

From Pew Research Center, FactTank, "5 facts about the religious makeup of the 116th Congress" by Aleksandra Sandstrom:
The religious composition of the new [2019] Congress is very different from that of the U.S. adult population. While the number of self-identified Christians in Congress has ticked down slightly, Christians as a whole – and especially Protestants and Catholics – are still overrepresented in proportion to their share in the general public. But by far, the largest difference between the U.S. public and Congress is in the share of people who are unaffiliated with a religious group. In the general public, 23% say they are atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular.” In Congress, just one person says she is religiously unaffiliated... .
Source: Pew Research Center