Peter Roff

To win the battle of ideas, you have to show up
In 1790. The Virginians would get Hamilton the votes in Congress needed to adopt a financial system of his design in exchange for putting the new capital city on the banks of the Potomac. That was true in 1790 and it’s true today...
In many states, welfare pays more than work
It may seem a cruel thing to ask whether the government gives too much money away in the name of helping the poor, especially at this time of year, when reminders to help the less fortunate are omnipresent. Most of us agree there is dignity in work...
Crypto policy should be decided by Congress
We’re all going to have to adapt to the way the Internet has changed global commerce and banking eventually. Sooner or later though, the companies we do business with are going to force us into the 21st century...
Another perspective on the Supreme Court’s abortion decision
At the time it was handed down, the nation’s editorial pages generally condemned the United States Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision. Ironically, what was undemocratic was what has been in place since Roe v...
Don’t let the politicians make our health care worse
America used to have the best healthcare system in the world. Politicians promising to bring costs down typically hit on “solutions” that made things worse. The three largest PBMs control now more than 80 percent of the retail drug market...
Yes, let’s celebrate Columbus Day
It’s Columbus Day again. If you think about it, Columbus and his crew could be considered the first immigrants...
America shouldn’t hand economic leadership to China
Globalization has its benefits but, after COVID, it might be time to consider just how much of America’s economic activity we want to continue to share with other countries. Is that protectionist?..
Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act will make things worse
Marching in lockstep, the Democrats pushed a $700 billion spending bill through Congress, claiming it would reduce inflation...
Reform at the FTC is long overdue
The U. economy is teetering on the edge of a recession. Job creation appears to be slowing...
Joe Biden’s coming China solar boondoggle
Despite broad public skepticism, Joe Biden continues to push for the adoption of renewable energy at the expense of traditional sources, like petroleum and natural gas...

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