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Policy makers should be concerned by the failure of the world’s leading central bankers to admit to any link between the formation of today’s global financial market bubbles and the highly unorthodox and aggressive monetary policies that they have pursued in recent years.
Suspending economic laws but strictly enforcing other laws following hurricanes maximizes suffering, slows recovery
Following the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida, many local politicians have temporarily suspended the normal laws of economics with anti-price-gouging laws. But then many of those same politicians simultaneously enforce existing rules, laws, permit requirements, and legislation. Outlawing market prices while strictly enforcing existing legislation is guaranteed to maximize suffering and slow the recovery process in post-disaster periods.
Teachers with excessive absences cause problems for their students, and their peers need to acknowledge this. It will be hard for teachers to earn the esteem they seek until those who claim to speak for the profession start to grow up.
Many have long suspected that Millennials are a generation of “snowflakes” afraid of words they disagree with. Now, sadly, we have the data to prove it — and good reason to fear for the day when they run our country.
In sum, Graham-Cassidy signifies a departure from previous GOP health plans by placing a heavy emphasis on converting federal ACA spending into flexible state block grants. The plan includes several moving parts and would benefit from additional time to discuss its merits and shortcomings.
Dogs obviously evolved to depend on humans, but humans also evolved to depend on dogs. Dog genes may be designed to con us, but the dogs themselves aren’t in on the caper. They just love us, because that’s what dogs do.
We face huge and complex policy issues in the digital world — cybersecurity, privacy, and encouraging the build-out of a vast new 5G wireless network. Putting the Title II episode behind us will help encourage investment to expand access and allow us to focus energy on these other difficult matters.
A proposed bill in the California state legislature to revive privacy rules already struck down by Congress was flawed and misguided.
Republican incumbents may be choosing to retire to avoid harsh competition in primaries and in November. But they may also be motivated by something verging despair that their party seems likely to fall far short of what it might reasonably have been expected to accomplish with the presidency majorities in both houses of Congress.
Conservative professors are ideological outsiders on the modern campus. As we start a new school year, liberals have a golden opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to the moral tradition of welcoming the stranger.
Can anything really be worse than a status quo that leaves a dangerous man in place with dangerous weapons, overseeing the world’s most abusive government?
Given our poisonous political atmosphere, many will view even a sane and necessary reform as illegitimate. In their zeal to oppose all things Trump, liberal political leaders and college administrators may abandon a generation of students to what DeVos rightly called a “failed system.”
Despite being engaged in combat in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, American troops are more likely to die in peacetime incidents than active hostilities — especially if they are sailors or marines. This points to the real issues in readiness plaguing the United States Military.
Standard police training — to issue commands, and when they are not followed, to push harder and more aggressively — may work in other circumstances, but is exactly wrong for situations involving people with mental illnesses or developmental disorders.
The problem with the progressive approach to poverty is that it denies the importance of culture and character to household prosperity—especially when it comes to marriage. Until the Left faces up to these hard truths, its fight to end poverty in America is unserious.
With less than two weeks before leaving office, the Obama administration cut the FHA mortgage insurance premium. Only hours after the inauguration, the Trump administration indefinitely suspended the premium cut. Why this flurry of activity?