Showing posts with label discovery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label discovery. Show all posts

Steven Greenhut: Price Controls Will Slow Drug Innovation

More bad ideas from the left coast. The California state legislature has a habit of legislating by anecdote. Assembly members or senators may have a bad experience at a state agency or with private industry and they write a bill to address it. Often, legislators offer proposals based on the latest news cycle. Ultimately there are hearings, a long vetting   ... MORE

Steven Pinker: Why Free Speech Is Fundamental

Ideas matter.      More than two centuries after freedom of speech was enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, that right is very much in the news. Campus speech codes, disinvited commencement speakers, jailed performance artists, exiled leakers, a blogger condemned to a thousand lashes by one of our closest allies, and the      ... MORE

Powerful New Painkiller Gives Drug Warriors A Headache

by Tom Wilemon.      Government's noble war to free you from pain relief. A powerful new pain medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that easily can be manipulated by abusers has officials in Tennessee and other states worried. Called Zohydro, it’s an extended-release form of hydrocodone that comes in a capsule   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Wage Discrimination

Never mind the reasons.     "President Obama Vows Zero Tolerance on Gender Wage Gap," read one headline. Another read, "Women Still Earned 77 Cents On Men's Dollar In 2012." It's presumed that big, greedy corporations are responsible for what is seen as wage injustice. Before discussing the "unjust" wage differences between men and      ... MORE

John Stossel: Common Core

Education stagnation vs school choice.           My TV producers asked our Facebook audience to vote for a topic they'd most like to hear discussed on my year-end show. The overwhelming winner, for some reason: the education standards program Common Core. Most Americans don't even know what that is. But they should. It's the       ... MORE

John Stossel - Innovation And Stagnation

Government vs the free market.     Invent something and the first thing that goes through some people's minds — especially politicians' minds — is what might go wrong. 3D printers now allow you to mold objects right in your living room, using patterns you find online. It's a revolutionary invention that will save time, reduce shipping    ... MORE

Energy Independence For America Is Here!

New boom reshapes oil world, rocks North Dakota. A couple months ago, Jake Featheringill and his wife got robbed. It wasn't serious. No one was home at the time, and no one got hurt. But for Featheringill, it was just the latest in a string of bad luck. "We made a decision," he says. "We decided to pick up and move in about three days. Packed all our stuff ... MORE