Regulation and risk aversion hinder advancement
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, insists that we humans must face the truth about ourselves—no matter how good it might be. An interview with Peter Robinson.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 10–12, 2012.
The program began on Tuesday evening with two dinner presentations hosted by John Raisian. Hoover fellows Daniel Kessler and Michael McConnell discussed “Health Care and the Constitution,” with McConnell beginning by speaking to the current health care situation as affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and explained the difference between mandates enforced by a penalty versus a tax. Kessler spoke about changing the subsidy formula, Medicaid and Medicare, and the need to “get costs down.”
The evidence does not support our panicked inferences.
Since 2008, the ratio of outlays-to-GDP has risen by about 14%. . . .
If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .
A financial crisis is the worst time to change the foundations of American capitalism.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's recent health-care reform proposals, which rely on free-market principles and federalism, will go a long way to fixing our health-care system's woes...
Many key provisions of The Affordable Care Act were finally implemented earlier this year, and widespread dismay over the reality of an overreaching government immediately followed.
How does a politician pay for something (health care, for instance) with nothing? By cooking the books. By Michael J. Boskin.