If someone called you, and told you that they wanted to give you $10,000 in loans, with extremely low interest rates, that you could use to spend on whatever you wanted, and in ten years, if you haven’t paid them back, the loan would be forgiven, what would you say? You don’t have a credit history, you don’t know this person, and you’re only 18 years old. You wrack your brain, but you can think of exactly zero reasons why this person would want to give you money.
Most people would say that person is a sleazy scam artist. The kind you are always afraid will call your elderly aunt.
Have you ever tried a Hot Power Vinyasa class? It's hard. I walked in knowing it was going to be hard, but the reason why it was so hard surprised me. It wasn’t what I expected. We were holding side plank, and the instructor told us to float our top leg.
After President Obama’s announcement that the White House plans to invest in entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad, what should we expect? While champions of limited government are in favor of entrepreneurship, do we really want the federal government to decide which companies to invest in? The White House effort, The "Spark Global Entrepreneurship coalition", plans to raise $1 billion in private funding for entrepreneurs in the United States and abroad by 2017. At face value, this may seem like a fine idea – but this is actually very bad news.
Anyone who tries to tell you that the market was the reason why nearly 15% of Americans were uninsured in 2008 is misleading you. The notion that a lack of regulations caused this disparity in coverage relies on the assumption that health insurance was a free market industry prior to the passing of the Affordable Care Act, which is simply not true. Here, I will explain just a few of the state-level health care regulations that led to 14.8% of Americans being uninsured just before the Affordable Care Act was passed.
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ObamaCare was supposed to reduce the cost of insurance, hence the Affordable Care Act. But is this really what it did? States with less regulations before the law was enacted had more affordable health care costs. Take, for example, North Carolina and Nevada. They saw individual premiums for people in their twenties rise over 150 percent after the law was enacted.