Daily Archives: June 25, 2012
Virginia DOT has proposed tolls on I-95 entering North Carolina- $4 per passenger car; $12 per large truck. Will North Carolina return the favor to Virginians? With revenue from gas tax inadequate to maintain good roads in North Carolina, tolls may be a good idea.
Check out the table below: International Price Differentials in Medical Tourism Procedure U.S. Retail Price Insurer’s Cost India Thailand Singapore Angioplasty $98, 618 $44,268 $11,000 $13,000 $13,000 Heart Bypass $210,842 $94,277 $10,000 $12,000 $20,000 Heart-valve replacement $274,395 $122,969 $9,500 $10,500 $13,000 Hip replacement $75,399 $31,485 $9,000 $12,000 $12,000 Knee replacement $69,991 $30,358 $8,500Continue Reading
According to The Media Bullpen, an article from the News & Observer, “Virtual charter school in Cabarrus County presents concrete challenge,” earned a “strike” due to an inaccurate description of online learning. What else do you expect from an article that includes only one quote from a proponent of the online charter school? The reporterContinue Reading
Looks like this may be the final week of the 2011-12 legislative session. There are thirty-four bills on the governor’s desk awaiting her signature, veto, or inaction (which after 10 days, automatically becomes law). The whole list is here. It will get longer as the General Assembly finishes up its work. But with the 10-dayContinue Reading
A new report from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy aims to document what happens to the billions of dollars the federal government spends each year on Pell grants. Report co-authors Jenna Ashley Robinson and Duke Cheston discussed their findings during a presentation today to the John Locke Foundation’s Shaftesbury Society. In the videoContinue Reading
The Americans with Disabilities Act has spawned many ridiculous lawsuits, but none more so than the suit against Netflix on the ground that some of the movies it rents don’t have subtitles and therefore the firm is guilty of discrimination against the hearing-impaired. Cato’s Walter Olson writes about this case here.
That notion is central to the economic snake-oil that statists have been peddling for many year, but it is false. Peter Schiff explains why in this piece.
Ban earmarks, and members of Congress will concentrate solely on policies that will benefit the nation as a whole, right? OK, you can stop laughing. Check out this brief article from the latest Bloomberg Businessweek. Two years after federal lawmakers banned earmarks amid an outcry that they were bloating the country’s deficit, Democrats up forContinue Reading