Posts Tagged ‘individual mandate’

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    “The Broccoli Question”

    Jun 15, 12 • 231 Views • No Comments

    In 1990 President George H.W. Bush banned broccoli from Air Force One. ”I do not like broccoli, and I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to...  [read more]

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    Should Supreme Court Justices Know Economics?

    Apr 1, 12 • 201 Views • No Comments

    Just some thoughts today about economics and the Supreme Court. Listening to Tuesday’s oral arguments,  I became concerned about some economic basics. Markets and insurance were key ideas. However, no one defined a market and insurance was initially...  [read more]

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    Health Care and Commerce

    Mar 20, 12 • 282 Views • No Comments

    How to define commerce? In 1824, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to decide if New York State could give a monopoly to a steamboat operator. In his decision, Chief Justice John Marshall rejected the narrow “buying and selling” definition of...  [read more]

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    The Supreme Court and the Health-Care Law

    Nov 16, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    How to understand what the Supreme Court will look at when they decide whether parts of the health-care act are constitutional? In an excellent interactive graphic, the Washington Post identifies the issues that Supreme Court will consider: Individual...  [read more]