Good News for Earth Day
There is good news this Earth Day, but somehow we expect that many people will grumble at the good news rather than celebrate.
It Is Time to Welcome All the Best and Brightest
It’s counterproductive for the U.S. to restrict the number of talented, high-skilled workers who want to make their contributions in the United States.
Deja 2000: Has the U.S. Been in a Technology Bubble That Just Burst?
The tech bubble of the late 1990s was fueled by an economy that embraced the optimism, so both fell hard and at the same time. The recent tech-stock sell off never got widespread economy buy-in because it's still struggling under President Obama's economic policies. That means the tech sell off is probably more a correction than a bubble that just burst.
One More Politically Damaging Part of Obamacare Gets Ignored
Democrats wrote, passed and praised Obamacare, including the legislation's cuts to seniors' Medicare Advantage program. But now that many of them are facing tough reelections, they asked the Obama administration to ignore the law and unilaterally postpone the cuts. The Obama administration responded by actually providing a spending increase.
Russia May Be an Energy Powerhouse, but It's an Economic Basket Case
Russia is a threat only because of it's military and energy resources, not because of it's economy. If the industrialized democracies, and especially the U.S., expand energy production, they can whittle away at Russia's budget and ability to create mischief.
Extend, Then Reform
Pass the tax extenders and then let's get serious about fundamental tax reform.
When Government Slows Our Access to Health
The challenges for health IT are known and the Senate can join with the House to fix the problems which allow the FDA and FCC to end the mission creep and focus on the truly critical.
Time to Exit the Export-Import Bank
The Export-Import Bank is a crony capitalist institution that distorts our export markets with a backstop of taxpayer guarantees. Congress should phase out the Export-Import Bank and eliminate the potential for yet another taxpayer bailout.
Five Facts About the 'Equal Pay for Equal Work' Campaign
Democrats want to make what's known as the gender pay gap an issue. But economists point out that when relevant factors are considered, there is little of no gap between men' and women's wages.
Troll Casino: Jackpots Won Routinely
The economic incentives of the patent litigation system make it attractive to threaten to sue, even for the most dubious of claims—a situation not much different than that which has driven many to demand broader tort reform.
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