From Obamacare to Solar Panels, Big Government Is a Disaster
December 24, 2015
President Barack Obama and his administration are certain that the U.S. government, as they control it, knows how to do everything better than any private citizen or enterprise.
Thus the president shoved through legislation to subsidize solar panels to revive the U.S. economy and strike a death blow to global warming. Billions of dollars were showered mainly on new corporations with government connections.
In very short order, those firms went "belly up" and lost taxpayers' money. The Chinese, who seemed blissfully unaware of global warming, were showering even more money on firms producing solar panels made in China. No U.S. firm could compete with them. . . . [ full article ]
Three Campaigns That May Save Your LifeIf the Government Permits
October 26, 2015
Respecting the right of terminally ill patients to have access to innovative drugs in development would seem to be a matter of compassion in an otherwise hopeless situation.
Yet, the Food and Drug Administration has a problem allowing anyone to live without its permission. And since the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that patients have no right to use drugs not yet approved by the FDA, the only hope is a legislative remedy or medical treatment outside the United States. . . . [ full article ]
Constitutional Principles Are Required to Save American Medicine
July 13, 2015
The ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in King v. Burwell was only incidentally about Obamacarealthough it does threaten medical care. It was about whether the U.S. Constitution and the ingenious separation of powers it envisioned make a difference anymore. The court decided that the clear meaning of words in the law are ambiguous and may be disregarded, but the words of IRS regulations are immutable and sacred. . . . [ full article ]
Make American Medicine American Again
June 2, 2015
The relatively free system of the 1950s, as well as today's government-dominated system, are often attacked by the claim that all other nations provide government care funded by single-payer medical systems.
Giving Away Your Health Care "Equally"
March 23, 2015
Increasing government control of medical care is a reflection of increasing government control of everything. In the name of equality, politicians eagerly create inequality in the interest of their own spoils system.
In a free market, the interaction of unrestricted individuals results in unequal outcomes, but many do not care for this. We regularly hear that the central problem of our times is inequality. The government no longer wants to merely tax your income or ensure accessibility to health care services; they want to limit and control all of it, equally. Their ultimate goal is not the revenue needed to pay for programs but more power for themselves. . . . [ full article ]
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