The proposed wage New York State wage increase, limited to fast food restaurants with thirty or more locations, “doesn’t do much to raise incomes for workers who don’t work at fast-food chains,” the Times helpfully points out, “[a]nd it imposes higher costs on some businesses than others; in this case, much higher, because fast-food chains will be required to pay about $6 an hour more than their nonchain competitors.” Good points, both.
A science and the environment policy brief in the Hoover Institution’s summer 2015 digest indicates that millennial voters are interested in real environmental results, rather than regulations. The author of[…]
Today, Cato University Director Tom Palmer concluded his lecture series on the origins of state and government. He showed how guilds, churches, and other associations served as an alternative to[…]
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and other conservatives this weekend were unsuccessful in their attempt to repeal Obamacare through a parliamentary procedure. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) would not allow[…]
Today, I started my second day at Cato University by attending a morning lecture by Jeffrey Miron, director of undergraduate economic studies at Harvard, on the power of incentives. Miron[…]
I am attending Cato University 2015, an immersive seminar program occurring on July 26-31 at the think tank’s headquarters in Washington, DC that educates students and professionals on political economy.[…]
Millions of Americans prefer to pay a federal tax penalty, rather than being forced to buy no-frills health insurance, a development that is surprising even the White House and progressive[…]
A new, national study is pointing to yet another instance in which the promised benefits of Obamacare have failed to materialize as forecast. The report, published Monday in the professional[…]
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The State Senate of California last week approved a controversial proposal to provide health insurance – through the Obamacare “exchanges” — to all illegal aliens. The State House has not[…]
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) yesterday published an online opinion piece by three liberal lawyers who fret that Obamacare does not provide comprehensive health insurance for illegal[…]
On July 8, I represented The Heartland Institute at The Publicity Club of Chicago’s (PCC) luncheon on Strategies for Creating Engaging Social Content. PCC is the United States’ largest independent[…]
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), just last week, ruthlessly began fining small businesses who reimburse employees for part of the cost of their private health insurance, or for direct health[…]