Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

Overinflated claims about Rocky Mount’s Downtown Community Facility

If you dropped in from out of town and picked up yesterday’s Rocky Mount Telegram, you could be forgiven for thinking that the city was booming, with developers beating each other out of the way to land the next big project in Rocky Mount.  And that all of that was being driven by one key project,Continue Reading

Foxx on CBS This Morning

5th District Congressional Rep. Virginia Foxx was on CBS This Morning discussing her bill that would allow companies to offer insurance premium discounts to workers who undergo genetic testing as part of a workplace wellness program.

Leef highlights new movie on eminent domain abuse

George Leef’s latest Forbes column focuses on a new film that dramatizes the infamous U.S. Supreme Court case that sanctioned eminent domain abuse. The Supreme Court’s 2005 ruling in Kelo v. New London was that year’s blockbuster. Literally. The Court gave its blessing to the use of eminent domain to destroy blocks of housing soContinue Reading

Turning the health care debate back in the right direction

Steve Karp explains in an American Thinker column why the national debate over health insurance ignores a larger challenge facing American health care. The terms health insurance and medical care are often used interchangeably. They are, however, quite different concepts, and once understood, who benefits or loses becomes apparent. For decades, Americans have been fedContinue Reading

Ditching the Paris climate agreement

Stephen Moore and Timothy Doescher explain at Investor’s Business Daily why the Trump administration should walk away from the Paris climate deal. In recent weeks the Trump administration has intimated that it may abandon one of the president’s most important campaign promises, which is to withdraw America from the deeply-flawed Paris Climate Agreement. Donald TrumpContinue Reading

Anti-science liberals

Paul Offit writes at the Daily Beast about an anti-science bias among progressives. If you don’t believe in the existence of the anti-science left, just walk into a Whole Foods store. At Whole Foods, you can buy products guaranteed to be free of: (1) one of the most important scientific advances in the 20th centuryContinue Reading

Barron’s bashes the BAT

Gene Epstein‘s latest Barron’s cover story explains his objections to a proposed border adjustment tax designed to boost American exports. The proposed border adjustment tax is so complicated that even its advocates can’t agree on how its disruptive effects on the U.S. economy will play out, and there’s nothing to love about that. The BATContinue Reading

Doctors’ role in controlling health care costs

Peter Levin explains in a Barron’s editorial commentary how physicians can help rein in health care costs. The American health-care system was built on physicians practicing independently or in small groups, with fees for service paid directly by the patients or their families. Nowadays, fee-for-service medicine is out of favor because it is viewed asContinue Reading