Healthcare and transparency

President Obama today is holding his health care summit to “bridge the gaps” that exist between what Republicans think is best for the country with regard to healthcare reform and what the Democrats want to see passed. In his opening remarks, President Obama said, “I hope that this isn’t political …

Obama, health care, and price controls

Just days before the White House health care summit with Republican members of Congress, President Obama has released a health care plan that, according to the Wall Street Journal, “take[s] the worst of both the House and Senate bills and combine[s] them into something more destructive.” The bill attempts to …

Foreigners and Innovation

  Foreigners receiving PhDs have, in recent years, constituted nearly half of all such degrees awarded in science and engineering in the United States.  In 1997, the percentage was fewer than one-third. Because the majority of these students choose to stay in the US after receiving their education, this is a …