Written by Cliff Kincaid - Accuracy in Media
One of Bill Ayers' courses at the University of Illinois includes Pedagogy of the Oppressed as required reading. Author Paulo Freire, a Brazilian Marxist, declared:
"This, then, is the great humanistic and historical task of the oppressed: to liberate themselves and their oppressors as well."
Written by Greg Scandlen
The impact of ObamaCare is already showing up in some pretty disturbing ways. A new insurance company founded by our friend Paul Kitchen in Virginia has announced it will close its doors. This is a pity because we need more competition, not less in the insurance market. The company, nHealth, was ...
Written by John Goodman
Following Thomas Hobbes, in a previous Alertwe described the Hobbesian Jungle as a place where life was "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short." In such a place there is no law, no property rights and no commonly accepted ethical principles. When people act on their own immediate self-interest ...
Written by Mary Grabar
Disparagement of knowledge was evident at the National Council for the Social Studies conference I attended last November in Atlanta. There, 3,200 teachers were continuing their studies in pedagogy, and gaining continuing and graduate credit to bump them into higher salaries. Most worked for public ...
Written by Kathryn Nix
The United States isn't the only country in North America grappling with the fiscal problems caused by an aging population and mounting federal deficits-Canada faces a similar fate. The difference is that, while the United States just passed a $1 trillion-plus government overhaul of health care, ...
Written by John Goodman
How did humankind ever get out of what Thomas Hobbes called the state of nature? That's the place where life was "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short."
Suppose you and I meet in some primitive place where there is no rule of law, no property rights and no common ethical code. We sheathe our ...
Written by Heritage.org
This Wednesday CBO Director Doug Elmendorf gave a slide presentation on Capitol Hill titled: Health Costs and the Federal Budget. Elemendorf's very first slide reads:
Rising health costs will put tremendous pressure on the federal budget during the next few decades and beyond. In CBO's ...
Written by The Daily Bell
and His Ongoing Professional Persecution
The Daily Bell is pleased to present an exclusive interview with Dr. Andrew Wakefield (left).
Introduction: Dr Andrew Wakefield, MB, BS, FRCS, FRCPath, is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School ...
Written by Stephen Hyde
Employers to the Rescue?
In Part 1, I explained how the only way hospitals have been able to survive their money-losing Medicare and Medicaid patients has been to charge higher rates to private payers. That's why private insurance now costs $1,788more per family than it would if the government paid ...