“I don’t think Obamacare is going to drive health insurance costs down.” These words, while common sense to the Right, prove startling when you consider where they were spoken today: at the liberal Center for American Progress, which has historically informed policies made by the Obama Administration. “All the evidence I can tell you as a business person who pays for health insurance is that it’s driving them way up,” continued Steven Brill, journalist and author of Time Magazine’s February lead story, “Bitter Pill.” Continue reading
In the current economic climate, politicians and interest groups have encouraged the public to view businesses, especially corporations, as exploitative entities taking advantage of human suffering and even engineering the Great Recession. Thus, increased government intervention is necessary to “tame” the marketplace. Some consider the recent re-election of President Obama a vindication of this perspective.
John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods, courageously shares an opposing view in his latest book, Conscious Capitalism, co-authored by Rajendra Sisodia. Continue reading
“Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law, for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well,” said President Obama during his inaugural address. In contrast, Heritage scholars, speaking earlier this month about their book, What is Marriage?, argue that this emphasis on a romantic marital relationship undermines the core meaning of marriage as a conjugal union between a man and a woman, with presupposed permanence and sexual exclusivity. Continue reading
Student loans from the federal government cannot be discharged in bankruptcy and have severe consequences upon default. For example, upon default the federal government can garnish your wages and your credit will plummet as your loan account is assigned to a collection agency. With these consequences in mind, the Obama Administration has just recently finished its rules for the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) program. Continue reading
Barack Obama’s new progressive agenda has attempted to fundamentally transform every aspect of American society during his administration, argues the author of Takeover: How the Left’s Quest for Social Justice Corrupted Liberalism. While the liberalism voiced prior to the 1960s focused on caring for society’s disadvantaged and protecting citizens against what were seen as the flaws of capitalism, argues co-author Donald T. Critchlow, 1960s radicals changed liberalism to focus on limiting consumption in the name of social justice. But, he argues, this new progressivism–the new liberalism espoused by Barack Obama and many of within his administration–seeks to control consumption by regulating from the cradle to the grave. Continue reading