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  • The Coming Medical Ethics Crisis

    Posted on March 15, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: Jeffrey A. Singer

    For the past several years, the medical profession has been undergoing a disturbing transformation. The process was begun by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to control exploding Medicare costs, and was accelerated by the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. As a surgeon in practice for over 30 years, I have witnessed this transformation firsthand. I fear that my profession will soon abandon its traditional code of ethics and adopt one more suited to veterinarians.

  • Will: Union business, on the taxpayers' dime

    Posted on March 15, 2012 | Type: In the News | Author: George Will

    Sal DiCiccio says he’s sorry. It is, he says, no excuse that the complex labor contracts that he, as a member of the city council, voted to ratify for city employees were presented to the council less than a week before the vote. He says he should have seen that the contracts contain some indefensible, not to mention unconstitutional, provisions, such as those pertaining to “release time.”

  • AZ Week: Protect Employees or Cut Red Tape?

    Posted on March 05, 2012 | Type: In the News

    “What does it take to discipline a government worker?," asked Mark Flatten, an investigative journalist for the Goldwater Institute. He reported and wrote the influential piece. "What we found is there is a litany of rules, regulations, statutes, in some cases union contracts that make it very difficult, very time consuming, very expensive,” Flatten said in an Arizona Week interview.

  • Another Tombstone showdown: The town vs. the federal government

    Posted on March 05, 2012 | Type: In the News

    Wyatt Earp might be long gone, but there is another showdown underway in Tombstone, Ariz. — this time between the town and the federal government.

  • NPR: Arizona Lawmakers Target Public Workers' Unions

    Posted on February 09, 2012 | Type: In the News

    One of the four measures would ban collective bargaining between governments and government workers.

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