Media in "American Spectator"

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As momentum for occupational licensing reform grows so do the depths to which opponents are willing to sink to maintain special treatment. Today’s occupational licensing laws protect established licensees, by making it more difficult for competitors to enter their industries. In fact, 30 percent of workers must seek government’s permission to work. A current fight in Arizona over exempting low-income applicants...[ read more ]

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Places like Nashville, Tennessee, should love short-term rental platforms like Airbnb or HomeAway. For one, the city has a booming tourism industry but remains short of enough hotels to meet surging demand. This is why Nashville’s downtown has the highest average nightly hotel rate in the United States — ahead of cities like San Francisco and New York City. More...[ read more ]

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Decreasing welfare dependency, as Florida is doing, is the way to go. President Ronald Reagan once said that “the best social program is a productive job for anyone who’s willing to work.” The data clearly support Reagan’s claim, which is just as true today as it was in 1982. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, less than 3 percent of...[ read more ]

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Today, after months of anticipation, newly-inaugurated Governor Asa Hutchinson (R-Arkansas) announced his position on the state’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion. Gov. Hutchinson gave a speech at UAMS, one of the largest hospitals in the state, and announced that he would propose to continue the Medicaid expansion indefinitely. He didn’t use those words – according to Hutchinson, the program will “end” in...[ read more ]