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Ford's CEO–Another Casualty to Obama's Green Dreams

While leftist politicians and environmentalists keep telling us that the green economy will lead to high-paying jobs, don’t count recently fired Ford CEO Mark Fields in that number.  Ford’s stock price had fallen by 40 percent, in part because it was struggling to make a …

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Texas Leaders Are Failing to Pursue Conservative Principles, And The Thwarted Sale of Oncor Is A Perfect Example

We’re in the final days of the 85th Texas Legislature, and as a conservative I find myself experiencing a disconcerting level of déjà vu. In yet another legislative cycle, Texas voters have sent a substantial cadre of conservative legislators to Austin, and yet again, anything …

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Publication Examines Health Care 'Price Transparency' Efforts: Widespread Challenges, Selective Solutions

DALLAS—Lawmakers pushing for transparency in drug pricing should look beyond asserting more government control over the easy target of pharmaceutical manufacturers, and instead consider the challenge price transparency poses for all sectors of the U.S. health care system. In a new publication, “Selective Transparency: Transparency Efforts …

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Republican Reform of Healthcare Would Be Good For Texans

Having spent 25 years working on and writing about healthcare policy, there’s one thing I can say without fear of contradiction: Health policy is confusing. It certainly was to the Democrats who passed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act in 2010. Several of us involved in …

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If 'Comprehensive' Is Impossible, Let's Get the Main Thing Done

It seems that for the past several years policy discussions have been dominated by the need for “comprehensive tax reform,” “comprehensive immigration reform,” “comprehensive health care reform,” “comprehensive entitlement reform” and the like. This makes sense, because in so many areas we are burdened with …

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FCC Chairman Correct to Take on 'Net Neutrality' Rules

The rise of the internet has radically transformed our economy and our everyday lives in ways that we now probably take for granted. Companies such as Facebook and Snapchat have changed how we communicate with friends and family. Amazon has made it possible to order …

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Obamacare's Coverage Expansion Isn't What We're Told

The left and the media are constantly telling us that the percentage of uninsured is the lowest it has ever been—thanks to Obamacare. But it may be that Obamacare’s “success” is almost entirely due to the expansion of government-run insurance.  The federal government’s “National Center …

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How Does Spotify Make Money?

By Adam Hayes, CFA Spotify, founded in Sweden, is one of the world’s most popular music streaming applications with over 100 million active users as of June 2016. Spotify evolved from the idea of combating music piracy. Founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon developed the …

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Market Watchers: Health Care Repeal Doesn't Address Industry's Top Priority, CSR Payments

By Frank Klimko Although the U.S. House squeaked through a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, market watchers say lawmakers have still failed to fix the biggest problem facing health care insurers, committing to fund the $10 billion cost-sharing reductions for next year. “The …

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