States must preserve their rights to operate the health insurance exchange: If states do not build an exchange, the Affordable Care Act requires that the federal government step in and run the exchange.
The state of the world is fraught with unprecendented imbalances and tremendous risks, and institutions are struggling to keep up with the changing times. Our only way out will be to make decisions that consider all stakeholders.
With or without Wealth of Nations on the presidential reading list, markets aren't going away. Neither is oil or the need for a free people to protect ourselves and our environment from recklessness in the pursuit of it.
It's all very black and white: EPA bad, industrial America good. Economy vs. the environment. Capitalism vs. socialism. Or, maybe, in the mind of Joe Barton, the "legitimately wrong" vs. the illegitimately right.
France is calling for technology that filters unlicensed music and movies from the Internet, while South Korea imposed rules requiring internet users to register for video-sharing sites with their real names.
President Obama seems reluctant to lay down the gauntlet or to use his oratorical skills to shame the arrogant, make mad the guilty, or cow the slanderous who would break down the walls protecting us from free market abuse.