Daily Archives: February 9, 2012
Obama, Holder and state attorneys general take banks to the cleaners and don’t even mention government complicity in the housing crisis. The leaders of the Fed, Fannie, and Freddie along with Barney Frank are the ones who should be in jail for this crisis. I guess it too much to ask the Washington Post reportersContinue Reading
The Heritage Foundation’s 2012 Index of Dependence on Government certainly suggests so. The index, now in its 10th year, “is designed to measure the pace at which federal government services and programs have grown in areas once considered to be the responsibility of individuals, families, communities, neighborhood groups, churches, and other civil society institutions.” MuchContinue Reading
As Cato’s Neal McCluskey points out here, Obama has just decided to waive the No Child Left Behind Act for states that come up with plans for new educational programs — as long as he and his minions find them satisfactory. There is no constitutional authority for Congress to legislate with regard to education, butContinue Reading
Our former colleague Paul Chesser has a very good segment on Fox Business Channel’s Crony Capitalism segment with David Asman related to government subsidies to electric car manufacturer Fisker. Click here to watch.
Education Week’s Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge considered the usefulness of employing international comparisons to drive education reform in the United States. With this idea in mind, I wrote North Carolina vs. the World: Comparisons of educational inputs and outcomes, which used available data and research to compare public education in North Carolina toContinue Reading
Economics professor Steven Horwitz channels Bastiat’s famous “Candle Makers Petition” in this piece, inspired by the relatively snowless winter in upstate New York.
University of Chicago professor John Cochrane has a superb article in today’s Wall Street Journal on the flap over mandatory insurance coverage of contraception. He gets at the root of the problem, namely the absurdity of employer-provided health insurance. Obamacare is a malignant tumor that is growing only because of that underlying problem.