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Is a Simplified Student Financial Aid Process Around the Corner?
The Fix Would be a Rare Bipartisan Moment
Literally for decades, a major impediment for individuals wanting federal student financial assistance is the Free Application for Federal Student Assistance (FAFSA) form.
Richard Vedder | February 19, 2019
Gene Replacement Can be the Cure that Patients—and Taxpayers—Have Been Looking For
Current gene therapies are just the start of a multi-decade effort to revolutionize health care and liberate billions from pain and suffering.
Ross Marchand | February 15, 2019
Let’s Take a Break (From Gov)
When it comes to relationships riddled with debt issues, extreme micromanagement of choices, and crazy spying, nothing comes close to our relationship with government.
Ben Wilterdink | February 14, 2019
Right-to-Try’s First Rescue
A Patient with Terminal Brain Cancer Gets Treatment
Signed into law in May, national right-to-try legislation allows patients with terminal illnesses to access experimental treatments with only the permission of their physicians and the drug provider.
Raymond J. March | February 13, 2019
Is “Universal” Zoning Variance an Answer to America’s Housing Shortage?
The policy is a “universal” zoning variance that would waive most land use regulations for projects that fit criteria codified by state or municipal lawmakers.
Nick Zaiac | February 12, 2019
People, Place, and Automation
Automation has become a source of anxiety for many Americans, with factors such as geography and demographics often being left out of our public debate.
Ryan Khurana | February 7, 2019
More Colleges are Saying ‘No’ to Student Loans
Students Should Explore Other Options
We need to reduce or eliminate federal student loan programs and find other ways of financing schooling, such as private income share agreements.
Richard Vedder | February 6, 2019
As Tax Day Approaches, Let’s Celebrate Tax Reform
America’s business community is proving that the best way to help employees is to help those cutting the checks.
Luka Ladan | February 5, 2019
California Considers Banning Flavored Tobacco Products
A Policy That Would Do More Harm than Good
Bans affect people who aren’t part of the problem and risk unintended consequences of encouraging a return to less healthy substitutes.
February 4, 2019
Fostering Learning through Video Games
Across the United States, educators are finding ways to incorporate new technologies into their classrooms. But technology-based learning should be taking place at home as well.
Kristiana Bolzman | February 1, 2019