FISCAL CLIFF, EUROPE v. US - MATTHEW MELCHIORRE
USA Today: America must avoid Europe's toxic tax remedy
With America threatening to run off the "fiscal cliff" of tax increases and spending cuts on Jan. 1, it risks repeating the mistakes of Europe. The folly of "austerity" composed mainly of tax hikes with less in the way of spending reductions has driven the economies of the Old World into the
We're next unless Congress keeps Uncle Sam out of Americans' wallets and takes a chainsaw to Washington's budget.
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OFF-LABEL DRUG PROMOTION - HENRY I. MILLER & GREGORY CONKO
Hoover.org: Free Speech for Big Pharma
One of the most important elements of medicine is also among the least well known: the ability of physicians to prescribe approved medicines for purposes not sanctioned by the Food and Drug Administration. These so called “off-label” uses are perfectly legal, and doctors rely on them extensively. But in a number of ways, regulators make it difficult for doctors to learn about and prescribe drugs off-label; one such way is a rule that forbids manufacturers from promoting such uses. That might change soon. Two federal courts are now considering lawsuits that challenge the constitutionality of the off-label promotion ban. > View the full commentary on Hoover.org
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OBAMA WAR ON COAL - MARLO LEWIS
Forbes: Why You Should Care That Courts Overturn EPA's Carbon Pollution Standard
The 2012 elections ensure that President Obama’s “war on coal” will continue for at least two more years. The administration’s preferred M.O. has been for the EPA to “enact” anti-coal policies that Congress would reject if such measures were introduced as legislation and put to a vote.
Consequently, defenders of free-market energy are stuck playing defense and their main weapon now is litigation. This is a hard slog because courts usually defer to agency interpretations of the statutes they administer. But sometimes petitioners win. > View the article on Forbes.com
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