POLITICS

The Single Greatest Obstacle to Health Care Quality

When government asserts control over your health care, it creates opportunities for low‐​quality providers to lobby for subsidies and regulations that protect them from competition from high‐​quality producers.

In Defense of “Junk” Fees

In Defense of “Junk” Fees

A government action against “junk fees” will result in the additional fees being bundled into a single, overall price, whether it’s a concert ticket, a new car, or some other item. Ironically or not, the opaqueness of blending all of those fees together makes it much easier to raise any or all of those fees over time.

Keep Governments Out of Data Debates

Keep Governments Out of Data Debates

There is a role for the law in consumer data privacy, but for the most part, rather than looking for ways to regulate and punish, states should stay focused on actual violations of individual rights, such as when personally identifiable data is used to commit identity and financial theft.

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