Archive: Aug 2007 (page 8)

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    Licensing kills people?

    I agree with some of Hal Young’s critique about aspects of the Reason Foundation’s list of licensing requirements by state. Licensing does affect what kind of health care people can get and when. According to the New York Times, it is easier to get an appointment in…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Edwards grasps another straw

    Per the N&O’s blog: John Edwards said Americans should give up their SUVs. At a forum held Tuesday by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union, the former North Carolina senator said that Americans should be asked to drive more fuel-efficient cars. “I think Americans…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    He likes big Butte (and he cannot lie)

    Readers of the print version of National Review will likely enjoy Jonah Goldberg’s musings about his recent road trip through Butte, Montana, including the simile comparing a can of PBR to Lady Liberty’s lantern. Goldberg also makes an observation that reminded me of yesterday’s discussion about taking steps…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Re: More Breaking Academic News

    Terry, So how much do scores go up for each 10 days missed by an administrator?  Or better yet, how much would they go up if DPI resigned? And with respect to home schoolers, I guess there aren’t any teacher absences?  (not nerdy enough? guess it’s a first floor thing) …
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Mexico needs some “robber barons”

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has this provocative article by Hillsdale history professor Burt Folsom. Inspired by the fact that Mexican Carlos Slim is now the world’s wealthiest man, Folsom’s piece notes that his wealth comes from monopolies protected by the very statist government and argues that Mexico would benefit…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007
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    Still trying to pass the smell test

    We could see this one coming. The International Civil Rights Center and Museum is asking the City of Greensboro for $1.5 million in taxpayers’ money. But City Councilman Mike Barber wants to connect a few dots first: Barber asked questions about another possible issue: the museum’s former partnership with…
    Sam Hieb, August 29, 2007
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    More Cone-BCBS

    In an N&R op-ed, Dr. James Weissman places the Cone-BCBS sitation in the context of the bigger picture. Weissman acknowledges that Cone is getting squeezed: An uninsured patient who is seen by hospital physicians, undergoes blood tests, X-rays, nursing care, physical therapy, rehabilitation, etc., is an expensive cost…
    Sam Hieb, August 29, 2007
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    You get what you pay for

    Simon Heffer makes and important point in the London Telegraph: Has anybody noticed that the more we spend on the underclass, the bigger it gets and the worse it behaves? Has anyone noticed, either, that what we used to call the working class has shrunk? Not merely because, as…
    Locker Room contributor, August 29, 2007