Archive: Conor Norris
Conor Norris is a Catalyst Policy Fellow and a Research Analyst with the Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation (CSOR) at Saint Francis University. His areas of interest include occupational licensing and health care scope of practice laws, monetary policy, and long-run growth. Conor is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University, where he received his MA in economics in 2018. He interned at the Cato Institute in 2017 in the Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives. He loves reading good history books and bad puns and is still bitter that the Star Wars expanded universe is no longer cannon. Conor grew up in Williamsport, Pennsylvania and after spending two years in Arlington, Virginia, he now lives in Altoona, PA.
Star Wars Bureaucracy
The Jedi Order of the prequels provides a great example of some of the shortcomings of bureaucracy.
The Emerging New Face of Affordable Health Care
There is relatively little Washington can do to reduce costs without triggering other ill effects.
What South Park Gets Right About Government Regulation
One storyline provides an excellent explanation of how the regulatory process often works in the real world.
Walmart Disrupts Healthcare
Walmart’s innovation is to clearly list and compete on prices, something currently missing from the healthcare industry in America.
Lunacy on Loans and Licensing
Revoking the license of professionals who default on student loans only makes it more difficult to repay them.
Let Veterans Work
Don’t Let Licensing Rules Hold Back Our Veterans
If a former combat medic’s training is good enough to save the lives of wounded troops on the battlefield, it should be good enough for the general public.
Locked Out of Job Opportunities
Too often, occupational licensing laws are used to ban all former convicts from the ability to legally participate in the licensed occupation.
Nurse Practitioners Can Reduce Health Care Costs and Expand Access
If Government Will Allow It
If we used Nurse Practitioners to their full ability, we could meet patients’ health care needs while increasing access.
The Nature of Work Is Changing, and Laws Need to Keep Up
In order to fully realize the potential of a highly mobile, highly connected world, our institutions must allow the flexibility necessary to adapt and succeed.