SCOTUS: Affordable Care Act is Constitutional

June 28, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), including its individual mandate that virtually all Americans buy health insurance, is constitutional. Chief Justice Roberts joined the four left-leaning justices on the bench making it a 5-4 vote in favor of saving the ACA in its entirety, with exception that the federal government’s power to terminate states’ Medicaid funds…

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Laissez-faire, where art thou?

March 13, 2012

The Economist has an excellent piece on over-regulation in America. Traditionally, the United States has been marked by its adherence to laissez-faire, the principle in which the state does not meddle in transactions between private parties. As of late, however, the United States seems to be taking the opposite path. Indeed, “[a] Florida law requires…

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