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UQ hosts international forum prior to the G20

In 2014, I took part in a Work Integrated Learning program covering the G20 Leader’s Summit in Brisbane. In the weeks preceding the G20 Leader’s Summit, representatives from leading think-tanks in G20 countries met and discussed significant issues at The University of Queensland. 10 more words


Thanks, Property Rights! - John Stossel - Page full

Before the Pilgrims were able to hold the first Thanksgiving, they nearly starved. Although they had inherited ideas about individualism and property from the English and Dutch trading empires, they tried communism when they arrived in the New World.

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Measuring The Wrong Things: A Big Challenge for Government Organizations | LinkedIn

Although we agree that target-based league tables have led to some benefits in that at least it has put performance management on the public sector agenda, it has also led to the institutionalizing of widespread dysfunctional behavior where the goal is achieving the target and not a strategic outcome…

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The Wisdom of Divided Government: An Inspiring Plea from Rep. Trey Gowdy

Thanks to my friend at http://centinel2012.com/ for alerting me to this video.
This is a must view for anyone who loves liberty and still believes the U.S.

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The “Average” Obamacare Rate Hike May Be Much Lower than Advertised — and That Indicates More Adverse Selection | Health Policy Blog | NCPA.org

So, I have little doubt that in March 2015, we will be hearing lots of stories applauding Obamacare for lowering premiums even more than indicated by these early estimates.

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Dodd-Frank Still Stalling Economy - Bruce Bialosky - Page full

If the lender Koevary chooses moves their pricing or another lender becomes more attractive he must obtain a new appraisal for that new lender thus doubling the cost.

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Economic Issues

States, Hospitals Urge DC Circ. To Allow ACA Subsidies

By Igor Kossov

Law360, New York (November 04, 2014, 5:31 PM ET) – Eighteen state governments and the American Hospital Association on Tuesday asked the D.C. 742 more words

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I find it disconcerting that some have no more respect for rule of law and separation of powers that they would try to persuade the courts to “re-write” a law by pretending it means (or assuming it was an oversight) something other than what is says; assuming that it really means all exchanges are eligible for subsidies. Although disheartening, this is not unexpected from those that feed at the government trough. The law is clear and the court should make it clear that it is not their role to add to or subtract from existing legislation to make it fit an agenda. They should uphold the original language as if it means what it says, then kick it back to the congress to grapple with. The law can be amended by the congress if that is the will of the people’s house. But we all know that progressives don’t care about rule of law or constitution when it gets in the way of advancing their agenda. The deep roots of the moral hazard that are driving this are obvious. Our entire healthcare financing system depends on a complex layer of third-party reimbursements because the billing cycle is hinged to it. Furthermore, in the case of many hospitals their dependence on revenue from claims submitted to government payers is do or die. The way the financing system works, it guarantees mutually assured economic destruction if the payer contracts aren’t valid. Who gets left out of this mess? The patient that needs care. They have become an inconvenient pawn required to submit a claim. Money should follow people. If tax subsidies and tax credits are assigned to individuals rather than “insurance” policies, then we wouldn’t be in this mess. We wouldn’t have to lobby the feds for “our fair share” of the pie. Crony “CRAPITALISM”, to quote Dr. Keith Smith, at it’s best. What a mess. An avoidable mess!