Buying Three Carriers Shaves $1.5 Billion From Cost; Gets America Closer To 15 Carrier Navy

Over at the Virginian-Pilot, Brock Vergakis gives some insight as to the U.S. Navy’s vision for a 350-ship fleet by the 2020s — rather than the scheduled 2040s: The only shipyard to build aircraft carriers in the United States says the Navy’s vision for building them more frequently could save $1.5 billion for every three carriers…

Labour Proposes Raising UK Private Health Insurance Tax (Yes, You Read That Right)

Labour began the week proposing a tax increase on something most Americans think don’t even exist in Britain: private health insurance policies. As the Telegraph notes: “Around 10 per cent of the population has private medical cover, meaning the policy would affect six million people, though the figure includes children and spouses who are covered…