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Brilliant New Solution To Health Care Costs: Government Price Controls

Brilliant New Solution To Health Care Costs: Government Price Controls

Pricing is paramount in a free market. Price signals are what regulates the market. They’re set by supply and demand, and in turn control supply and demand. When supplies are short, and demand is high, prices go up to protect supply and discourage demand. Price also encourages expansion of supply to meet demand by being

Due To High Taxes, Sixty Percent Of New York Cigarettes Are Bootlegged

Wow: A new study released by the Tax Foundation shows that over 60 percent of cigarettes are smuggled in to New York to avoid the state’s high cigarette taxes. The smuggled cigarettes are usually transported from states with lower taxes on cigarettes. New York State has some of the highest cigarette taxes in the nation

Five Inconvenient Facts For Gun Control Proponents

Here’s an excellent video from Reason detailing five facts about guns that are pretty devastating to the case for tough new regulations and controls on gun sales, purchases and ownership. First, the violent crime numbers (including numbers for gun violence) have been declining in the Unites States for decades. Second, this decline in crime has

Anti-Gun Advocates Use Sneaky Language

After today’s first meeting of President Obama’s gun control task force, created after the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, a spokesman for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence said that they’re not pushing to take guns away from law-abiding citizens: After meeting with Vice President Biden on Wednesday, the president of the Brady Campaign to

North Dakota Town Bans Booze Sales To "Habitual Drunkards"

I’m not sure how I feel about this: Police in the northeastern North Dakota city of Devils Lake have barred businesses from selling alcohol to area residents who have been jailed repeatedly in the past year for drunken offenses or detoxification. Most of the 21 people on the initial list were American Indians who live