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Oct 29, 2014

A Novel Way to Turn Schools over to Teachers

School Choice Weekly #60

Oct 29, 2014

Health Threat from Wisconsin Wind Farm Affirmed

In a shot across the bow of wind power promoters, the Brown County Wisconsin Board of Health has declared the Shirley Wind Farm a “human health hazard.”

Oct 29, 2014

Small Business Administration Hurts Local Economies, Study Suggests

Searching for evidence of causal links between government subsidization and economic growth, findings contained within a research paper released by four economics professors this month suggests tha

Oct 29, 2014

Is Obamacare 'Medicaid for All'?

I've occassionally made the point that one sign of just how poor the access to care is for people on Medicaid is the fact that while you often hear fans of government-run health care advocate 'Medi

Oct 29, 2014

“Exchanges Have Become Like Medicaid”

Consumer Power Report #442

Oct 29, 2014

Vermont Governor Seeks Control of Medicare

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin (D) and members of his administration travelled to Washington DC to meet with U.S.