As we've highlighted, the dangerous effort to weaken critical patent protections for U.S. pharmaceutical…
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Image of the Day: Private Sector Pharmaceutical Investment Propels Innovation

As we've highlighted, the dangerous effort to weaken critical patent protections for U.S. pharmaceutical innovators often minimizes the role of private investment and exaggerates the role of public funding.  This offers a critical corrective at a moment when American drug and vaccine innovation is more important than ever:

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May 14, 2021 • 09:16 AM
While U.S. Suffers Crippling Infrastructure Cyberattack, Biden Pushes Electric Vehicle Subsidies

While U.S. Suffers Crippling Infrastructure Cyberattack, Biden Pushes Electric Vehicle Subsidies

Whatever EVs’ merits and novelty, the simple fact is that government shouldn’t be engaging in crony capitalism, tipping the scales in favor of one consumer product over another.

Biden Dropping the Ball on Preparedness

Biden Dropping the Ball on Preparedness

If the U.S. is prepared and government performs competently, a new contagion reaching our shores doesn't have to lead to another preventable catastrophe.

Biden Administration is Mocking Ancient Wisdom

Biden Administration is Mocking Ancient Wisdom

When an arrogant present dismisses the wisdom of the past, then an all too predictable future becomes terrifying.

CFIF Launches TheImperfectUnion.com

CFIF Launches TheImperfectUnion.com

The UFCW and Local 770 must stop blaming others for their members’ struggles while they continue to exploit those same members for financial gain. Frontline workers deserve better.

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The Perils of Government-Sponsored Healthcare

Sally Pipes, President, CEO and Thomas W. Smith Fellow in Healthcare Policy at the Pacific Research Institute, discusses Senator Bernie Sanders' proposal to lower the Medicare eligibility age, the problems with government-sponsored healthcare plans and the various public options and subsidies being considered[more]
Union Influence in School Re-openings

Jonathan Butcher, the Will Skillman Fellow in Education at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the stark contrast in school re-openings where union strongholds do and don't exist, and how school choice could play a bigger role in giving options to families held hostage by political partisanship rather than[more]
Biden's Broadband Plan Will Broaden, Not Bridge, Digital Divide

Timothy Lee, CFIF's Senior Vice President of Legal and Public Affairs, discusses President Biden’s $100 billion broadband spending proposal, why it would undermine private broadband investment, and how history teaches us that government-sponsored broadband doesn't work, costing American taxpayers[more]
Will It Be Game Over for the NCAA's Amateur Rules?

William J. Conti, a partner in the Washington, DC, office of Baker & Hostetler, discusses National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the NCAA's limits on compensation for student athletes violate the nation's antitrust laws, and why abolishing[more]
Biden's "Court Packing" Commission

Carrie Severino, President of the Judicial Crisis Network and co-author of "Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court," discusses the 36-member commission recently created by President Biden to analyze whether to expand the size of the U.S. Supreme Court and impose[more]
Farmers vs. Union Trespassers

Chris Kieser, an Attorney with the Pacific Legal Foundation, discusses, among other issues, property rights and a case recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in which farmers ask the Court to restore the right to turn away union organizers who storm their property[more]
GameStop Trading Volatility Is No Excuse for Harmful Taxation and Counterproductive Regulation

Brandon Arnold, Executive Vice President of National Taxpayers Union, discusses misguided Congressional proposals to ban short-selling and impose a financial transaction tax on American savers and investors, and lessons to be learned by looking overseas[more]
COVID Mutants & Masks, Presidential Communications, and A Country in Retreat

Quin Hillyer, Author, Historian, and Senior Commentary Writer & Editor for the Washington Examiner, shares details of his conversation with John Barry of the Tulane School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine regarding the one-year anniversary of COVID quarantines, lockdowns and masks, and discusses President[more]
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What was the last year in which gold was used as the basis for valuing the U.S. dollar?
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"My colleague Casey Mulligan of the University of Chicago and I predicted in the Wall Street Journal three months ago that the $300 per week extra unemployment benefits would mean 5 to 6 million people not going back to work because the government was paying them more not to work. The Left laughed at this prediction. Now, we see record jobs going unfilled, 8.1 million, even when there are 9 million…[more]
 
 
—Stephen Moore, Co-Founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity and Former Member of President Trump’s Economic Recovery Task Force
— Stephen Moore, Co-Founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity and Former Member of President Trump’s Economic Recovery Task Force
 
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