Joseph Coletti

Senior Fellow

Posts by Joseph Coletti (page 34)

  • NC MomsRising tries to do the impossible

    Live Blog If you go by the Legislative Building today, you might see MomsRising members selling lemonade to”raise money for the state budget.” They promise “All proceeds will go to the General Fund for the State of North Carolina to invest in children.” It's an admirable goal,…
    Joseph Coletti, June 1, 2011
  • Uncertainty is the economy killer

    Live Blog Stephen L. Carter has a doubly revealing profile of a small business owner’s struggles with government. The business owner says regulations make the cost of doing business, or selling a business, too uncertain to make plans. I argue a bit. Surely government isn’t all bad.
    Joseph Coletti, May 27, 2011
  • 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