Bloomberg's Soda Policy: The End Doesn't Justify the Means by Sheldon Richman The debate incited by Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to outlaw supersized sodas in New York misses an important point. In the mayor’s words, “We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things. We’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For my human resources colleagues: The Virginia DMV has issued new medical certification requirements for CDL holders. As the hard copy FAQ and letter sent to one of my drivers seemed to contradict each other, I called the DMV to confirm the changes. The short of it is that EFFECTIVE 1/30/2012, but NO LATER THAN 1/30/2014, EXISTING licensed as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
An Asshole named Alex Manley writing on "No to Movember" for The Link: Perhaps Movember has become so popular because of the way we’re treating it—like it’s a cute little initiative worth supporting, like a child with a lemonade stand. It doesn’t feel serious, because, let’s face it, it isn’t when compared to other problems. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Inmates Buck Trend of National Obesity Crisis May 14, 2010William F. Shughart IIVicksburg Post Obesity is a problem of epidemic proportions in the United States, at least according to many healthcare professionals. But it is not so in America’s prisons, as reported in a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal. The loved ones […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Viability of Health Care Reform March 29, 2010D. W. MacKenzieA version of this piece appeared in the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Taunton Daily Gazette, and the Southeast Missourian. Now that the health care reform bill has been signed, it will face legal challenges. The media has focused on legal challenges that will play out […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Put a New Tax in Your Pipe and Smoke It February 5, 2010William F. Shughart IIHerald Times Reporter I am a college professor. My job description therefore requires that, among other things, I wear a tweed sport coat with leather elbow patches, grow a beard, spend two days a week in the classroom, and smoke a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Meat Market January 9, 2010Alexander T. TabarrokWall Street Journal In a race to prevent thousands of needless deaths a year, countries from Singapore to Israel are launching innovative new programs to boost organ donation. Alex Tabarrok on paying donors for kidneys, favoritism on waiting lists and the shifting line between life and death. ——— Harvesting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Climate Skeptic: We are Winning the Science Battle December 14, 2009S. Fred SingerReuters The International Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) charter states that the organization’s purpose is to look for human induced climate change. The Non-governmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) does not have this problem. If we find support for human induced climate change, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Why Science Is Not Final Arbiter of Truth December 9, 2009David J. TherouxInvestor’s Business Daily Regardless of what the politicians decide at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, the game has changed. Thanks to the e-mail exchanges and other documents hacked from computers at the Hadley Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Bay Bridge Holds a Lesson for Health Care Reform November 9, 2009Mary L. G. TherouxSan Francisco Examiner Whether or not you like it, Congress’ health care bill ultimately comes down to one question: How much faith do you have that a politically appointed committee in Washington, D.C., can determine what’s best? After last week’s Bay Bridge […]Continue Reading... No Comments.