Author: Alex Christy

Lemonade Stands and Excessive Regulations

The only things possibly more mundane than taxes are regulations.  The list of things that are not regulated by the federal, state, or local governments is surely shorter than the list of things that are not. The days of smart and limited seems to have passed a long time ago.  Today, many regulations are not aimed at public safety, but are simply ridiculous rules passed by busy bodies who want to save people from themselves.  To listen to our regulation-loving friends on the left you would think that little children were working in West Virginian coal mines. Which brings...

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Charlie Gard and the Inhumanity of Single Payer

Proponents of greater amount of government involvement in healthcare do so in the name of caring for the little guy.  A single payer system is said to be great because nobody can be discriminated against due to their economic status.  Rich, poor, it does not matter; in the land of universal health care everyone is equal.  Therefore, it is great for those who are allegedly victimized by the supposed private insurance system that places profits over patients. Conservative opposition to single payer health care has been focused around economics.  It has been almost two years since the Wall Street Journal reported...

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Our National Race to the Bottom

It is common for political observers today to say that political discourse is at an all-time low. This might be an exaggeration: The Civil War and the Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel of 1804 are two examples of far worse breakdowns in discourse. However, one can more reasonably argue that political discourse has never been as sophomoric as it is today. Several fights between Donald Trump and his staunchest critics in the Democratic Party and the news media demonstrate this perfectly. The Left’s Witch Hunt During the campaign, Trump’s opponents could legitimately argue that Trump was soft on Russia and had a creepy...

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Back to (Insurance) Basics

Senate Republicans recently came out with their own healthcare bill, which is basically Obamacare by another name. The bill keeps penalties for not having insurance, and preserves several price-increasing regulations. The details of the Senate’s plan have been talked about elsewhere. However, to understand the flaws with both the House and Senate healthcare plans, perhaps we should go back to basics. How Insurance Works Insurance is a bet against yourself.  When you pay money to the insurance company, whether it be for your car, healthcare, or whatever else, you agree to pay the company a certain amount now in exchange for them...

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Et Tu, Trump Supporters?

One reason we were told to vote for Donald Trump was because he was the man who would fight the PC crowd. What better way to tell the Social Justice mob to shove it than to vote for Trump? However, a funny thing happened on the way to Trumpville. Trump supporter Laura Loomer rushed the stage during a recent Shakespeare in the Park production of Julius Caesar. Why? The production had a Donald Trump character stand in for Caesar. Spoiler alert for the historically or literary uniformed: in Julius Caesar, Caesar is assassinated. This “assassination porn” was a bridge too far for Loomer...

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