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  • Monthly Archives: October 2008

    The Greatest Trick the Socialists Ever Pulled

    Attempting to answer whether or not “Barack Obama supports Socialized Medicine?” CATO’s Michael Cannon writes: Socialized medicine exists to the extent that government controls medical resources and socializes the costs. … What matters—what determines real as opposed to nominal ownership—is who controls the resources. The particular decisions that government makes … More

    Tankosphere Today: Oct. 30, 2008

    California’s High-Risk Pool Is Not Working – Pacific Research Institute California’s high-risk pool for medically uninsured residents, MRMIP, is in trouble – poorly funded and lots of eligible folks are on the waiting list to enrol – according to the Los Angeles Times… Abortionists are Human Rights Defenders? Seriously? – … More

    Heritage Asks TV Stations to Stop Airing Obama's Misleading Ad

    Two days after asking Barack Obama to pull a false and misleading ad citing The Heritage Foundation, the campaign has not yet responded to the request. Heritage’s attorney, Alan P. Dye, today contacted TV stations directly to stop airing the ad. Dye’s letter was sent to TV stations across the … More

    The Return of Progressive Corporatism

    Could the current crisis usher in a new “New Deal”, with a new brand of corporatism to replace the free market system? Certainly European leaders are arguing that case. The current economic “crisis,” may itself have been caused by bad policy. Yet, is provides a great pretext for an expansion … More

    States Need Flexibility, Not a Bailout

    Following Wall Street and Detroit, the nation’s governors have joined the growing line on Capitol Hill—begging Congress to save their states from looming fiscal shortfalls. The National Governors Association sent a letter to Congressional leaders asking states to be included in the next economic stimulus package. New York Governor David … More

    Propping Up a Failing Auto Industry

    According to the latest news, the only obstacle remaining to complete a merger between General Motors and Chrysler is $10 billion in taxpayer money. Jui Chakrovorty Das and Kevin Krolicki detailed that GM and Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Chrysler “have resolved the major issues in a proposed GM-Chrysler … More

    The Government Does Not Create Jobs, Rep. Mica

    During yesterday’s House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rep. John Mica (R-FL) claimed: “Every billion dollars in spending on infrastructure, on highway and transportation expenditures does result in 35,000 new jobs.” Too bad Mica wasn’t listening to the Ways and Means Hearing across the hall where economist Alan Viard told the … More

    Clean, Safe Energy - and lots of it!

    Earlier this week, The Heritage Foundation hosted Veteran journalist William Tucker, who recently released his book, “Terrestrial Energy: How Nuclear Power Will Lead the Green Revolution and End America’s Energy Odyssey.” The event is available for viewing here. Windmills, solar collectors and geothermal plants can make a small contribution at the … More

    Morning Bell: Stop Digging

    Since it appears more and more likely that Congress will approve another economic stimulus package within the next couple of months, every special-interest group under the sun is swarming Capitol Hill for handouts. Yesterday it was the nation’s governors turn as Govs. David Patterson (D-NY) and Jon Corzine (D-NJ) came … More

    Performance-Based Pay for Education

    On Google’s Knol site, Heritage senior policy analyst Dan Lips and Joydeep Roy, Lawrence Mishel and Sean Corcoran from the Econimc Policy Institute and New York University are debating whether there is a place for performance-based teacher compensation in our public school system. Roy, Lawrence and Mishel argue that it’s difficult to … More