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Charlie Crist: Populist

Florida continues its populist jihad against private insurance companies. On top of last year’s legislation letting the state-owned Citizens Property Insurance Corp. compete outright for…

Insurance

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I Do

Surfing around, I just came upon AT&T’s “You Will” advertising campaign from the early 1990s. The ads are well-produced and, almost fifteen years after…

Tech and Telecom

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Kurt Vonnegut, RIP

Grossly overrated novelist Kurt Vonnegut Jr. died yesterday after a fall. I’ve never quite understood why a man of such modest talents received so much…

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The Tip of the Iceberg

I have a piece in today’s National Review Online about the new bill that would provide optional federal chartering (OFC) for insurance companies. OFC,…

Insurance

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Koch on Management

I’ve been reading Charles Koch’s The Science of Success recently. Koch himself, of course, is likely one of the greatest benefactors of the libertarian…

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Me Want Cookie!

Fred — Your reference to my personal hero Cookie Monster reminded me of a rumor I had heard that he was going to become “Veggie…

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Can “Unsafe” Planes Save Lives?

Today's Wall Street Journal (online version by subscription only) contains a rather shocking chart on page 1 showing enormous rates of air travel fatalities in…

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Cookie Scalping

A gas station in Parma, Ohio has taken to reselling girl scout cookies at a profit. The media, of course, is having a field…

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Green AND Market Oriented

To me, the best green invention in the world is the compact fluorescent light bulb: these bulbs cost more up front but they last about…

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Leave the wind to Uncle Sam?

A newish Congressional Research Service report raises some very interesting questions about current proposals that the federal government begin to provide wind insurance. Paired…

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Caring for Vets: A Healthy Plan

I have a piece in yesterday’s NR Online–my first CEI publication–that may seem a little counterintuative coming from a free market organization like CEI.