Fri August 31, 2012
Shots - Health Blog

Tax Breaks For Organ Donors Aren't Boosting Transplant Supply

A kidney donor is wheeled to an operating room for a transplant at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore in late June.
Brendan Smialowski AFP/Getty Images

Seventeen states offer tax incentives to people who donate a kidney, a portion of their liver or bone marrow for transplantation. But a study finds these sweeteners aren't working.

Researchers looked at what happened in the years before and after these tax incentives were passed and found no increase in organ donation rates.

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Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

End Of The 'Tell President Obama' Ads?

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 3:38 pm


Thu August 30, 2012
It's All Politics

Ryan's Speech Revives The Spirit Of Jack Kemp, War Over Reaganomics

Originally published on Thu August 30, 2012 6:47 am

Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee, became a speech writer for the conservative Republican politician Jack Kemp after graduating from college in 1992.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

The second night of the Republican convention was an orchestrated buildup for Mitt Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan.

Ryan emerged at the evening's end to deliver the payoff speech and introduce himself to a national audience. He did a rousing job of it, delivering the session's most memorable material with stark intensity.

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Tue August 28, 2012
Planet Money

Hayek Would Oppose Tax Cuts Right Now

Paul Ryan has said that many of his economic ideas were inspired by the work of Friedrich von Hayek, an Austrian economist who rose to prominence in the middle of the 20th century.

But some of Hayek's ideas are contrary to what Ryan and other Republicans are pushing for.

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Mon August 27, 2012
The Two-Way

Pew Poll: Most Americans Believe Rich Pay 'Too Little' In Taxes

Tax rates have been a constant theme of this election cycle. Mostly, it's because Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is one of the wealthiest men to run for president and the rate at which he has paid federal taxes has been the subject of much discussion.

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