When Will Republicans Understand Free Market Healthcare?
Healthcare is one of the most complex policy issues. The lack of free market healthcare, engendered by endless government interventions (and secondary interventions to fix the original interventions), has made policy solutions even more cumbersome. But the overarching principle of any reform must begin with the understanding that federal intervention in the healthcare industry has inexorably driven up the cost of healthcare and health insurance. | Read More »
Why Stifle Employers from Offering Raises?
When observing the chaos that big union bosses have interleaved into the labor market, you instinctively think of the above-market wages that are forced upon employers (and taxpayers, in the case of public-sector unions) as a result of the monopolistic collective bargaining contracts. However, what is even more deleterious is the limitation on paying individual workers more than their contract dictates. Believe it or not, | Read More »
Dick Lugar Haunts the Free Market from the Grave
You might have thought that we vanquished Dick Lugar from the levers of power a few weeks ago. But if nothing is done to stop the impending 5-year Farm Bill, he might harm us with his regressive policies long past his time in Washington. Last month, the Senate Agriculture Committee passed a 5-year farm bill that continues to serve as one of the most potent | Read More »
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We Must End Gov’t Bias Towards Employer-Provided Health Coverage
The liberal cycle of statism, at its core, originates from a government-induced problem. When nobody is paying attention to an issue, liberals swoop in and impose a pernicious regulation or mandate on a private industry. That regulation lays dormant for a number of years like a ticking time bomb. Then, many years later, it blows up the industry. Liberals summarily swoop in to accuse private | Read More »
Yes, Many Republicans Supported Obamacare All Along
Many of us have taken it for granted that all Republicans would work for full repeal of Obamacare. After all, not a single Republican voted for it. However, it is always important to understand the reasons why politicians support or oppose a piece of legislation. When you listen to many prominent Republicans voicing their disdain for Obamacare, you generally hear the following complaints: it raises | Read More »