Government regulation prohibit measures that could make our food safer.
The latest crisis invented by the national media is the great October "train wreck" – a confrontation between a liberal president and a conservative Congress – that will "shut down the government."
Over the last few years, a largely unnoticed transformation has taken place. Where once wetlands were being drained and filled, today they are being restored at such a rapid pace that the U.S. is now gaining wetlands.
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole has introduced a major welfare reform bill. The bill includes some important provisions, and takes the first steps toward general welfare reform.
While health care reform apparently has been assigned a low priority on the congressional agenda this year, the states have been aggressively and successfully moving toward free-market reform. Legislation allowing Medical Savings Accounts (MSAs) has been introduced or enacted in a majority of the states.
While it is clear that the ERISA exemption has led to distortions in the current health care system, giving states more control over the self-funded plans would only make matters worse.
While growth in private-sector health care spending has declined recently, spending on Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the nation's poor, has continued to explode – growing at an average annual rate of 19.1 percent between 1990 and 1994.
Multiculturalism is in vogue today among academicians, politicians and the media. But anthropologists identify cultural diversity as a universal source of social conflict and often as a barrier to economic progress as well as personal freedom.