Licensing boards protect businesses, not consumers

Professional licensing boards are prevalent in states across the country and pretend to be consumer protection agencies. But in reality, such boards were established as — and continue to be — political tools to protect the current class of professionals and businesses from...

Healthcare hits keep coming

by Brian Balfour In recent days the Affordable Care Act landed a one-two punch against the economy and working families. One of the fundamentals of economics is the lesson that incentives matter. Institutional rewards and punishments for certain behavior will result in people...

Legislature has time for bad bills

by Brian Balfour, Civitas Though the General Assembly has loitered past its scheduled conclusion, lawmakers still seem to have time to think of bad bills. Consider House Bill 803, Healthy and High Performance Schools Act. It is filled with mind-numbing amounts of detail in an...