Archive: Ross Marchand

Ross Marchand is a Catalyst Policy Fellow and the director of policy for the Taxpayers Protection Alliance. He focuses on a range of issues, ranging from health-care reform to internet regulation to Postal Service-related issues. Ross is an alumnus of the Mercatus Center MA Fellowship at George Mason University, where he received his MA in economics in 2016. He has interned for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the American Legislative Exchange Council, analyzing and blogging on a variety of public policy issues.
A “Great Stagnation” for Bureaucrats
Even as President Trump leads a deregulatory drive, many downright-ludicrous bureaucratic actions proceed unchecked.
Ross Marchand | August 6, 2019
Our Healthcare Sector Needs Reform, Not the Guillotine
Instead of reinventing the wheel, policymakers should work to reduce costs and bureaucracy within the current system.
Ross Marchand | July 30, 2019
Regulators Must Recognize New Technologies’ Benefits
Various recognition software has a bright future if government can prevent its abuse and allow free enterprise to take the lead.  
Ross Marchand | July 18, 2019
America’s Garbage ‘Problem’ Concocted by Trashy Data
The United States - and other Western countries - largely keep their trash out of ecology’s way.
Ross Marchand | July 15, 2019
Language-Based Disability Criteria Has No Place in Modern, Pluralistic America
Policymakers should scrap language considerations from the disability “grid” and reserve disability dollars for Americans that truly need them.
Ross Marchand | July 10, 2019
Our Titanic Healthcare System Needs Real Reform, Not Deck Chair Shuffling
Rather than debating who should pay for high medical bills, policymakers should focus on reducing costs.
Ross Marchand | June 28, 2019
Contra Foreign Travel Fearmongering, It’s Never Been Safer to Go Abroad
We should celebrate an ever-safer travel industry that creates jobs and opportunities for millions in the U.S. and overseas.
Ross Marchand | June 26, 2019
Make Sure Rules and Regulations Pass the Smell Test
At the federal, state, and local levels, overregulation has households and businesses struggling to keep their heads above water against a tsunami of compliance costs.
Ross Marchand | June 11, 2019
In Praise of À La Carte
The world of pricing products and services has become far more efficient and consumer-friendly.
Ross Marchand | June 4, 2019
Let’s Ditch the Census
Innovation in enumeration can lead to more accurate data, giving policymakers a wealth of useful information without the stain of politics.
Ross Marchand | May 30, 2019
Charging Patients More Upfront Leads to More Affordable Healthcare
More skin in the game means lower costs for consumers and eventually taxpayers via lower federal health program costs.
Ross Marchand | May 15, 2019
UN Biodiversity Report Confirms the Sky Is Not Falling
The UN report (subtly) admits what many in the press won’t: indicators aren’t so bad, and capitalism can help save the environment.
Ross Marchand | May 13, 2019