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Immigration Reform: The Trump Public Charge Rule
Politics

Immigration Reform: The Trump Public Charge Rule

The new public charge rule released under the Trump administration, if implemented, would represent the largest expansion of the definition in its 136-year history and would lead to drastic negative consequences for both companies and the wider native population. The public charge condition of inadmissibility is a powerful tool that has long been used by … Continue reading

Surprise…Out-of-Network Billing
Healthcare

Surprise…Out-of-Network Billing

INTRODUCTION According to a 2018 Amerispeak survey, 57 percent of participants received a “surprise” medical bill that they expected their insurance would pay. The results of this survey mirror a larger trend across the US populous: surprise medical billing is an all-too-prevalent phenomenon. These unanticipated costs often occur as a result of out-of-network charges. When … Continue reading

A Cooperative Federalism Approach to Energy is an ACE
Politics

A Cooperative Federalism Approach to Energy is an ACE

The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) overstepped its boundaries under the Obama administration with the Clean Power Plan (CPP). In 2016, the Supreme Court ruled that the Clean Air Act (CAA) was seeking to regulate “outside the fence line” of individual power plants.  According to the EPA’s website, several states, trade associations, labor unions, and rural electric … Continue reading

A Call for Social Determinants
Healthcare / Medicare / Politics

A Call for Social Determinants

It is common knowledge that the United States spends substantially more money on health care than other developed nations, yet it is by no means the healthiest country. Health care accounts for one-sixth of United States’ gross domestic product (GDP), but morbidity continues to rise. Two out of three American adults are obese, one-third of American adults have high blood pressure, and diabetes prevalence is … Continue reading

Education / Fiscal policy

What Would Adam Smith Do About Public School Funding?

Public education seems to never die out from the political economic discourse, as it never should. Investing in the education of new generations has been rightly revered as the best method for ensuring a prosperous society. But the question remains, who should invest in it and to what level? Influential political economist Adam Smith’s work … Continue reading

Regulation / Technology

Say Yes to Supersonics 

The age of supersonic transport has returned. This time around, advocates want it not only to succeed but also to become the new way of commercial air travel. This post will provide the history of supersonic transport, the current efforts, and the regulatory hurdles that need to be conquered to make supersonic transport a reality again.   History   The first breakthrough in supersonic transport occurred … Continue reading

Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American
Economy / Immigration / Labor Force

Trump’s H-1B Policies Are Neither Buying American Nor Hiring American

Three months after his inauguration, President Donald Trump signed an executive order enacting a trademark promise of his campaign: “Buy American, Hire American.” Among other things, the order directed his administration to review the current immigration system and determine policies for the United States to promote higher wages and employment for American workers. One the … Continue reading