• The Folly of Employer-Based Health Insurance

    Published August 17, 1994
    Opinion -
    While debating whether to force employers to provide health insurance to their employees, Congress should take the opportunity to re-evaluate the notion of employer-based health insurance.
  • Health Care Rights and Responsibilities

    Published August 17, 1994
    Opinion -
    Most politicians in Washington and many citizens believe "universal coverage" is a proper goal of health care reform.
  • Michigan’s Teacher Bargaining Law: A Model for Illinois

    Published August 12, 1994
    Opinion -
    All across America, parents and local school boards are wrestling with a growing problem--the political and economic clout of teacher unions. One state--Michigan- -has finally done something about it.
  • The ’94 Crime Bill: Shooting Hoops in the Dark

    Published August 10, 1994
    Opinion -
    The crime bill currently being debated in Congress, if passed, will go down in history as one of the most colossal failures ever to come from Capitol Hill. The bill is chock-full of political pork, repeats old mistakes, and will not prevent crime.
  • Privacy Means Privacy from Everyone, Even the Police

    Published August 4, 1994
    Opinion -
    GOOD NEWS! The federal government respects and is working to protect your privacy . . . just as long as you don't want privacy from the government itself.
  • The Science of Chlorine

    Published August 1, 1994
    Opinion -
    Thirteen years ago in Volume 1, 1981, this international journal started with an editorial that emphasized the need for a forum in which to review, analyze, and debate the scientific bases for regulatory decisions.
  • Mr. President, Don’t Mess with Drug Pricing

    Published July 27, 1994
    Opinion -
    The Clinton Administration says it wants to drive down the cost of prescription drugs. This sounds like a fine idea, but the method being proposed could backfire on consumers.
  • The Solution to Pollution is Eco-Sanity

    Published July 10, 1994
    Opinion -
    If the modern environmental movement in the United States was born in 1962 with the publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, then the movement is now 32 years old.
  • Don’t Federalize Criminal Law

    Published July 6, 1994
    Opinion -
    Different versions of President Clinton's omnibus crime bill passed the Senate and the House months ago. Today the proposals remain mired in a conference committee that has been unable to get agreement on several controversial provisions.
  • Property Tax Relief Should Drive School Reform

    Published June 28, 1994
    Opinion -
    Assembly Speaker Walter Kunicki and his legislative colleagues are reaping praise these days for what some have portrayed as a bold stroke of innovative policy making.
  • The Importance of Keeping Secrets

    Published June 23, 1994
    Opinion -
    Electronic communication is essential for global commerce. The telephone has become an indispensable business tool, as has the fax machine. Increasingly, important business is being conducted over computer networks.
  • Health Care with an Iron Fist

    Published May 19, 1994
    Opinion -
    Those who support some form of national health system, from the President and Mrs. Clinton on down, enjoy stressing the "caring," "compassionate" nature of their proposals.
  • Uncle Sam’s Health Club

    Published April 29, 1994
    Opinion -
    Many advocates of health care reform claim to be seeking a radical transformation of the U.S. health care system. Yet for the most part, their proposals call for nothing more than further government intervention in the health care industry.
  • School Choice: Church vs. State

    Published February 11, 1994
    Opinion -
    Nationwide pressure for school choice shows people now doubt that "public education" can happen only in schools owned and operated by the government.
  • Competition, Not Money, Works Wonders in Education

    Published January 28, 1994
    Opinion -
    About three decades ago, the Johnson Administration commissioned the outstanding social scientist James S. Coleman to prove that America's public schools needed more tax dollars.
  • Man Bites Dog; Property Taxes Refunded

    Published January 7, 1994
    Opinion -
    Big headlines are often made in small places. Crestwood, Illinois--population 12,000--has been in the middle of a quiet public policy revolution for two-and-a-half decades.
  • Dial 911 and Die

    Published April 14, 1992
    Opinion -
    Most Americans believe their local police have a duty to protect them against criminals. They are wrong. Some of them are dead wrong.
  • Medicare Reform Deja Vu?

    Published October 8, 1989
    Opinion -
    “The votes tell the story. On June 2, 1988, the House passed the Catastrophic Health Care Act 328-72. On Wednesday [October 4, 1989], the House voted to repeal it 360-66. Rep.
  • Hayek on Forced Credit Expansion

    Published June 1, 1932
    Opinion -
    “Instead of furthering the inevitable liquidation of the maladjustments brought about by the boom during the last three years, all conceivable means have been used to prevent that readjustment from taking place; and one of these means, which has

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