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California’s DMV Drives Us Crazy, Reforms Are Needed
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has created a “DMV Reinvention Strike Team” to recommend “long-term . . . reform”.
March 8, 2019
Regulation, Regulation, Regulationception
If lawmakers are truly concerned with out of control drug prices, it isn’t price controls or fines on businesses that will lower them.
Elliot Young | March 7, 2019
Federal Report Finds U.S. Department of Education a Massive Failure
Given the ongoing problems with the department, it is well worth considering abolishing the U.S. Department of Education once and for all.
March 6, 2019
Minimum Wage Hikes Come with Consequences
Even if They’re Well-Intended
Yes, some wages increase, but what about the millions of Americans left with fewer career opportunities?
Luka Ladan | March 5, 2019
Robots Aren’t Out to Get Your Retail Job
Even as automation spreads, human labor continues to be a key component of the retail market.
Ross Marchand | March 4, 2019
Competition is the Key to Reducing Insulin Prices
Not More Government Involvement
Evidence suggests that competition, not politicians, would provide the best chance to help diabetics obtain their life-prolonging medication.
March 1, 2019
Protip: If They’re Working to Get You Fired, They’re Not Your Friends
Minimum wages change how workers are compensated.
February 28, 2019
Blame Tech for California’s Housing Problems?
Actually, Most Problems Predate the Tech Boom
Not only did government policies destroy cheap housing, but expanded building regulations have also made it impossible to build cheaply.
February 27, 2019
More States Consider Protecting Parents Who Give Kids the Chance to Grow
Given what we now know about mental health risks among young adults and the importance of developing soft skills, it is clear that overprotecting kids today has real costs for their future.
Ben Wilterdink | February 26, 2019
Greater Ambulance Flexibility Can Save Lives and Dollars
Allowing for intensive care on site or transporting patients to urgent care clinics or regular doctors’ offices, can give patients greater peace of mind and save taxpayers billions of dollars.
Ross Marchand | February 25, 2019