CALIFORNIA'S BALLOT MEASURES - IVAN OSORIO
Openmarket.org: California Unions Uber Alles?
In the media coverage of the presidential election, one state that is unlikely to get much attention is California, which appears to be solidly in President Obama’s column. Yet that doesn’t mean that Golden State voters don’t face some important decisions on November 6. Two very different ballot measures will help determine the trajectory of government growth in California — and given California’s size and influence, potentially throughout the nation. > Read the full commentary at Openmarket.org
> Interview Ivan Osorio
EUROPE'S HALLOWEEN GHOULS & GOBLINS - MATTHEW MELCHIORRE
Real Clear Markets: European Politics Increasingly Resemble Halloween
Politics in Europe is beginning to resemble Halloween. Trick-or-treaters like Greece and Spain come to the doorstep of Germany and the European Union for bailout money. But these visitors are not polite neighborhood kids asking for a Snickers bar. These are the characters that bring on eye rolls every Halloween as they walk up the front steps. >View the article on Openmarket.org
> Interview Matthew Melchiorre
OBAMACARE COSTS - HANS BADER
Openmarket.org: Obamacare Will Increase Health Insurance Costs In California, Washington, D.C., And Elsewhere
California officials concede that their state’s Obamacare exchange will hike premiums for policyholders by up to 25 percent. In the District of Columbia, small businesses are being forced to buy overpriced insurance on an Obamacare exchange by the “District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority.”
Obamacare also increases costs to taxpayers. Obamacare will increase welfare spending by reducing levels of employment, leading to more people being poor enough to qualify for means-tested government benefits.> Read more at Openmarket.org
> Interview Hans Bader
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