Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

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    The Supreme Court, Starbucks and Human Capital

    Oct 12, 12 • 243 Views • No Comments

    Saying affirmative action was the reason she was rejected from the University of Texas, Abigail Fisher sued. The University responded that it was okay for race to be a part of their admissions process. And Starbucks, Wal-Mart and 55 other prominent US...  [read more]

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    More Than a Mandate

    Jun 22, 12 • 239 Views • No Comments

    Yesterday, the odds on intrade were 76% that the Supreme Court will declare the health care insurance mandate unconstitutional. This started me thinking about Social Security during 1935. Several states had old age insurance and the federal government was...  [read more]

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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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    The Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court and Line-Standers

    Mar 26, 12 • 204 Views • No Comments

    If you don’t have 3 days to spare and want to watch the oral arguments for the Affordable Care Act, you can hire a professional line-stander. Charging close to $36 an hour to wait outside the Supreme Court, they started the line last Friday. There are...  [read more]

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    Health Care and Commerce

    Mar 20, 12 • 283 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]