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Listen to Mr. David Walker

(5) Comments | Posted August 28, 2009 | 6:05 PM

A person who is in the pay of the government is not always free to speak publicly about the most pressing issues he confronts. Administrators who are appointed to perform specific tasks are generally not free to contradict or even to challenge policies. They often cannot advocate for specific proposals,...

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Listen to Mr. David Walker

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2009 | 3:53 PM

A person who is in the pay of the government is not always free to speak publicly about the most pressing issues he confronts. Administrators who are appointed to perform specific tasks are generally not free to contradict or even to challenge policies. They often cannot advocate for specific proposals,...

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Imagine a 'Right' to Car Insurance

(68) Comments | Posted August 20, 2009 | 2:56 PM

The major impetus behind health care reform is not economic--it is moral. The claim that health care is a moral right has motivated enormous government coercions against the medical industry. But this moral claim has blinded people to the fact that huge price increases have necessarily followed the growth of...

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Health Care, Why Call it a 'Right'?

(997) Comments | Posted August 12, 2009 | 10:29 PM

After fifty years of growing government programs, health care costs continue to rise. The U.S. government now controls nearly half of all health care dollars, and the crisis is becoming acute. The plans we are seeing from Washington are not innovations, but rather extensions of the government interventions we have...

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