Showing posts with label intervention. Show all posts
Showing posts with label intervention. Show all posts

John Stossel: Government - Here To Help!

Government does everything, just nothing well.    Government wants you to think it helps you at every turn. Every time you make a decision, a purchase, government wants to be there, looking essential. But it's a trick. Most government "help" creates new problems. Students once went to private banks to get college loans. Banks, since they   ... MORE

Innovation Vs Intervention In Health Care

by Veronique de Rugy. How can we produce better health for more people at a lower cost, year after year? By lifting all the rules and barriers that prevent health care innovators from bringing new lifesaving products to consumers and force doctors to beg bureaucrats and insurance administrators for permission to save lives. For years, free market ... MORE

The Scorpion And The Frog: A Tale Of Modern Capitalism

“A scorpion asks a frog to carry him over a river.   The frog is afraid of being stung, but the scorpion argues that if it did so, both would sink and the scorpion would drown. The frog then agrees, but midway across the river the scorpion does indeed sting the frog, dooming them both. When asked why, the scorpion points out that this is    ... MORE

Rep. Mark Meadows: ObamaCare's Christmas Surprise

If you like your health plan, too bad.   If you like your health care plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Christmas surprise for you! When will this new present arrive? December 25th. In an ongoing effort to keep Obamacare numbers elevated, CMS has embarked on the next step of its government takeover of    ... MORE

Richard A. Epstein: The Pax Americana Is Dead

Presidential leadership continues to be an oxymoron. Thomas Friedman, the respected New York Times columnist, tried to do a beleaguered President Barack Obama a favor by publishing a summary of an extended interview between the two men, which was grandly entitled “Obama on the World.” Friedman tried to present the President  ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: Another Pointless War?

Reopening the soldier slaughterhouse.         As we watch the collapsing government in Baghdad surrounded by a highly disciplined and serious force of Sunni-oriented fighters that has taken control of the most populous third of the country, we must, in John Adams' words, resist the temptation to slay the world's monsters. This time around,      ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: A Bitter After-Taste

Squandering the sacrifice of soldiers.       The news from Iraq that Islamic terrorists have now taken over cities that American troops liberated during the Iraq war must have left an especially bitter after-taste to Americans who lost a loved one who died taking one of those cities, or to a survivor who came back without an arm or leg, or   ... MORE

Tesla Motors And The Folly Of Government Intervention

by A. Barton Hinkle.     Anyone searching for a case study to explain what is wrong with capitalism in America today can stop looking. We have the perfect specimen: Tesla Motors. Federal and state programs have conferred huge advantages to help the electric-vehicle company sell its cars — which state laws then make almost impossible to sell.     ... MORE

Marijuana Legalization Plans Perculating In 10 States

High time for individual liberty.      In the wake of the Department of Justice's decision to allow Washington and Colorado to regulate marijuana laws without federal intervention, reform group Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) announced a lofty goal Monday to get legalization on the ballot in 10 states by 2017. "MPP will work with local and       ... MORE

VIDEO: Obama's Foreign Policy Approval Plummets

Americans oppose unilateral Syria intervention. 

Carl Svanberg: U.S. Should Not Intervene In Syria

It makes no difference to victims what weapon is used.    On August 21, Syria crossed the line by allegedly using chemical weapons against its own people. Obama has, therefore, decided that it’s time for the US to punish Syria. Assuming he gets Congress on his side, the US will once more be dragged into another senseless war in the Middle    ... MORE

Todd Zywicki: Set Visa, Master Card And Markets Free

Approve the credit card interchange fee settlement.       Last August, years of expensive litigation and a comprehensive evidentiary process culminated in a meeting of the minds among warring litigants to antitrust litigation that challenged the practice by which credit card networks set “interchange” fees (the fee paid by merchants to    ... MORE

Daren Bakst: Government Control Of Your Diet

Threats to the "freedom to eat."       Many politicians and self-appointed nutrition czars see Americans as incapable of making decisions about a basic necessity of life: eating. Therefore, they feel that government at all levels must try to control their diets. This control means trying to direct people to eat a certain way or expressly  ... MORE

IBD: Too Much Government Caused The Great Recession

by Scott S. Powell.         Just a generation after the collapse of the Soviet socialist system, a recent Pew poll reports that 49% of Americans 18-29 years old have a positive view of socialism, while only 46% have positive views of capitalism. The ambivalence toward capitalism is due in part to the influence of the information and entertainment class  ... MORE

Peter Suderman: 8 Reasons Not To Go To War In Syria

Is the U.S. on the march to war in Syria?       Over the past week, the stage has been set for yet another military intervention in the Middle East. Calls for U.S. action in Syria have grown louder following reports of a chemical weapon attack in Damascus said to have been carried out with the knowledge and approval of President Bassar al-Assad’s    ... MORE

Daniel J Mitchell: More Americans Are Going Galt

Why folks are deciding to renounce American citizenship. President Obama promised he would unite the world…and he’s right. Representatives from dozens of nations have bitterly complained about an awful piece of legislation, called the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), that was enacted back in 2010. They despise this    ... MORE

John Stossel - Overseas Meddling

You pay taxes?      You contributed to the $2 billion your government gave Egypt this year. And last year. And every year — for 30 years. Most of it went to Egypt's military. How's that worked out? Now our government will "cautiously" support anti-government rebels in Syria, even though some are openly allied with al-Qaida. Years before, we paid to     ... MORE