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Opinion: CLEAN Future Act Discards Market Solutions for Costly, Crushing Regulations

House Democrats are going all-in on their efforts to use the heavy hand of government to ban fossil fuels, nationalize American energy production, and waste hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars on new government projects. You may think that would be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal, but there is a more dangerous proposal that

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Opinion: Banning Bad Behavior Feels Good — But Does It Work?

The FDA recently announced it is working toward banning menthol cigarettes and flavored mass-produced cigars. The reaction to the menthol ban broke down along familiar lines. Some people are in favor, believing the ban will improve health outcomes of certain groups who tend to use these products. According to the Center for Disease Control, 85 percent

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Opinion: Surprise Government Price Controls

Anyone who has studied history and economics and who has an IQ above three understands that price controls don’t work. Unfortunately, price controls are always the first choice of politicians. The most recent example of this is in what is called “Surprise Medical Billing.”  Surprise medical billing is exactly what it sounds like, only worse. 

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Opinion: Capitalism — by Any Other Name

“Capitalism,” the dominant economic system in the global political economy, is defined by Merriam-Webster as “an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.” This is an excellent

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