January 23: Adam Andrzejewski: How Posting All Public Spending Online Can Transform U.S. Public Policy
Today, the Freedom of Information Act and internet make it possible to post online all spending at the federal, state, and local levels. This kind of radical transparency can transform U.S. public policy.
Twelve state attorneys general filed a lawsuit against several information technology companies and their subsidiaries, alleging poor business practices led directly to the theft of private health care data of 3.9 million people in a 2015 data breach.
The New York City Council is supporting a proposal from Albany to take over the state’s health care system by creating a “Medicare for All” program, over the objections of hospitals and labor union leaders.
The federal production tax credit for wind energy producers has cost the U.S. government billions of dollars in revenues while benefiting just a few large corporations, says a new study by the Texas Public Policy Foundation.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), the new face of the progressive left, says she wants socialism as it is practiced in Norway and Sweden, not as it is or was practiced in the Soviet Union, Cuba or Venezuela.
With Democrats having a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, it will be nearly impossible for federal lawmakers on either side of the aisle to replace the Affordable Care Act in the next two years.
The recent gyrations in the stock market and the uncertainties surrounding American trade policies with China and other parts of the world have raised the question of when the next recession will come.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke stepped down after a relatively short stint on the job. Like most members of President Trump’s cabinet, Zinke’s two-year tenure atop the Department of the Interior was full of remarkable achievements.
OneCare Vermont—the state’s all-payer health care network that works in tandem with Medicare, Medicaid, commercial, and self-funded insurance programs —is coming under increased scrutiny, as administrators failed to release data on the program.
The tense and seemingly polarized political environment in America today has raised the issue of whether there is some way to reduce the ideological and government-policy conflicts by finding some middle way between the “extremist” positions.