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.
Rising Red Ink Is a Good Sign… Except When Government is Doing the Spending
While consumer debt is rising, surging private red ink is actually a vote of confidence in an increasingly-bright future.
A “Great Stagnation” for Bureaucrats
Even as President Trump leads a deregulatory drive, many downright-ludicrous bureaucratic actions proceed unchecked.
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.
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.
America’s Garbage ‘Problem’ Concocted by Trashy Data
The United States - and other Western countries - largely keep their trash out of ecology’s way.
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.
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.
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.
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.