Joseph Coletti

Senior Fellow

Posts by Joseph Coletti (page 33)

  • Killer design

    Interior designers, hair braiders, auctioneers, and barbers, each must be licensed in different states. The Economist calls it Rules for Fools. Often there is a claim to protect public health, safety, and welfare. The Wall Street Journal reported that an interior designer in Florida claimed that if the…
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
  • Killer yogurt

    Live Blog Californians are now safe from killer yogurt. The only cost was for regulations in that state to kill one small business making artisanal yogurt from pasteurized milk.
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
  • Beacon Hill Institute’s tax model

    Some on the Left have said the Beacon Hill Institute’s methodology to determine the economic impact from tax cuts was debunked in Arizona, but Beacon Hill presented a thorough response to those criticisms. If you’re interested in the technical points and assumptions of tax and spending policy models, you…
    Joseph Coletti, May 13, 2011
  • Maine opens health care competion

    Live BlogMaine’s House of Representatives passed a package of health insurance reforms that will open up the insurance market in that state, so it looks more like a market, and should mean more affordable insurance for young adults. Mainers would be able to purchase insurance from other states,…
    Joseph Coletti, May 12, 2011
  • Romney’s Tragic Flaw

    Live Blog The Wall Street Journal sets the bar for Mitt Romney’s health reform speech today in Ann Arbor. The sum of it is that Romney tried to finesse the core conflict of health care visions. The raucous national debate over health care isn’t about this or…
    Joseph Coletti, May 12, 2011
  • Tax whom more?

    Live Blog Stephen Moore in today’s Wall Street Journal explores why wealthy proponents of taxing the wealthy don’t pay more in taxes when they can voluntarily pay higher taxes. The federal fund for “gift contributions to reduce debt held by the public” received just $300 million last year,…
    Joseph Coletti, May 6, 2011
  • Factchecking job-loss claims

    Live Blog Rob Christensen puts his sights this morning on the governor’s outrageous claim that the House budget will lead to 30,000 layoffs. He first shows that the GOP leadership and the Budget and Tax Center agree the budget eliminates 18,000 positions. He explains, too, that…
    Joseph Coletti, May 5, 2011
  • ObamaCare exchange vote

    Live Blog The US House passed a bill to stop federal grants for states to set up ObamaCare exchanges. It was a mostly party-line vote, but looking to the state’s three most vulnerable Democrats: Mike McIntyre was one of five Democrats to vote in…
    Joseph Coletti, May 4, 2011