William Shughart | Tuesday October 17, 2017 at 1:23 PM PST | Comments Off on Fred S. McChesney, Rest in Peace
I first met Fred S. McChesney (1948–2017) at the Federal Trade Commission in the early 1980s. Ronald Reagan had just been elected to the presidency and had appointed James C. Miller III as the FTC’s chairman. Robert D. Tollison had been confirmed as the Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics. I am not...
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Tags: antitrust, deregulation, Economics, Fred McChesney, Free Market, Henry Manne, James C. Miller III, Law, Law and Economics, private property rights, public choice, Regulation, Robert Tollison
John R. Graham | Monday July 25, 2016 at 5:13 PM PST | Comments Off on The Republican Platform on Health Care: Good, Bad, and So-So
The Republican National Convention churned out a 58-page campaign platform that did not ignore health reform. The committee that drafted it was co-chaired by Governor Mary Fallin of Oklahoma, U.S. Senator John Barrasso of Wyoming, and U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx of North Carolina. Whatever the likelihood of its enacted, it represents some kind of...
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Tags: antitrust, Medicaid, Medicare, Obamacare, premium support, Republican Party platform