By Melancton Smith | Monday December 13, 2010 at 10:01 AM PST | 5 Comments
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson’s ruling today affirms that there are limits to Congress’s powers under the Commerce Clause. Congress’s attempt to force Americans to participate in the market for health insurance is a bridge too far under current precedent. Judge Hudson rightly recognized that requiring Americans to participate in commerce to is...
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Tags: Commerce Clause, Constitution, health care law, Healthcare, Hudson, Law, national health care, Obama Care, Obamacare, Regulation, socialized medicine, Virginia
By Randall Holcombe | at 9:12 AM PST | 8 Comments
You probably have seen stories like this about student riots in Britain last week protesting tuition hikes. The hikes are fairly substantial, roughly tripling the tuition students will be asked to pay. What I find unsettling about this is that people in what we think of as a very civilized country that recognizes individual...
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Tags: Budget and Tax Policy, Charity, Education, England, Government subsidies, Politics, The State, Welfare