Daily Archives: July 5, 2012
Peter Ferrara has written an extremely hard-hitting piece, first eviscerating the Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare, then arguing that those of us who don’t want a politicized, bureaucratic medical care system should advocate a “liberation movement” that would take control away from politicians and bureaucrats and put it back in the hands of people andContinue Reading
In this excellent piece, James DeLong compares Chief Justice Roberts with Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, both of whom thought it better to switch than fight.
Thomas Sowell, author of a text on Basic Economics, uses his latest column to probe differences in the way students learn economics in college classrooms. One professor taught the subject through a steady diet of mathematical models. If the introductory economics course is aimed at those students who are going to major in economics, thenContinue Reading
• Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th, who represents Mecklenburg County, not only declines to endorse President Obama but also says he may not attend the Democratic National Convention … in Charlotte. • Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will do an Asheville fundraising brunch with Pat McCrory July 19. • News14 Carolina taped a debateContinue Reading
Rick Henderson discussed hot North Carolina political topics during the “Insiders” segment Tuesday night on News 14 Carolina’s “Capital Tonight.” Among the issues: the political impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s health care ruling. John Hood discussed his new book Our Best Foot Forward during Wednesday’s “Capital Tonight.”
An item in the latest edition of Max Borders‘ Ideas Matter update outlines a common pattern for government actions that turn out poorly. I’m going to sum up Steve Horwitz’s lesson in a tidy process I call The Epicycles of Government Failure*: 1. Pressure group or bureaucrat perceives some social problem. Calls it a “marketContinue Reading
You don’t have to accept TIME columnist Joe Klein‘s prescription for fixing the federal health care law to appreciate a key aspect of his diagnosis of the law’s ills. [D]espite the best efforts of the Obama Administration to camouflage the reality of the situation, the act demanded that people pay money to be part ofContinue Reading