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Letter: Puritans in modern America

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To the Editor:

Measuring the effect of abortion bans

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The start of Indiana’s special legislative session has caused a number of folks to ask me about the economic impact of restrictive abortion rules. The plain answer is that I don’t know, and cannot really know with the type of certainty I feel comfortable with. The nation has been under one reasonably common set of rules for half a century. Thus, we are just beginning the type of natural policy experiment an economist might use to estimate impacts.

Leo Morris: Can we trust government transportation?

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Now that I am old enough to embody a Duke Ellington song – “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore” – I guess I should be grateful that government is willing to expend so much time, effort and money to aid my mobility.

John Krull: Not RFRA revisited

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Indiana followed me across the country.

Ryan Trares: New swimmer finds his stroke

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Run, jump, splash.

Dick Wolfsie: Permission granted, okay?

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My church’s men’s group recently had a discussion about who was the boss in our homes. Many of the members had never thought about it and didn’t know how to respond. I told them I was sure I was the boss, but I wanted to check with my wife to see if she agreed with my saying that.

David Carlson: The breaking point

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The phrase “something has to give” is a warning that applies to a variety of situations.

Larry DeBoer: Indiana state balances could trigger more refunds

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Mid-July is number-cruncher nirvana if you follow the Indiana state budget. That’s when the Indiana State Budget Agency releases its closeout for the previous fiscal year. This year the glorious day fell on Friday, July 15, and we learned one astounding fact: At the end of June, the end of the fiscal year 2022, Indiana’s balances were $6.1 billion.

Hearts and Darts

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Hearts

Morton Marcus: INtro to INdiana: Part 5

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This final dive into the 2019 gross domestic product, or GDP, county data for 21 Indiana industry sectors begins with a reminder: the federal “disclosure policy,” which intends to protect the privacy of business firms, makes it impossible to give a reasonably complete picture of the economy in 76 of Indiana’s 92 counties.