Commentaries

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Health-care plan on its last legs

The Clinton plan for healthcare reform is dead. The coup d’grace was administered by Robert Reischauer, economist and chief of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. The CBO report was devastating. It showed the Clinton proposal to be a budget buster. While the Administration said the reform would save $59 billion during the first five years,…

The “vision thing” works in Mexico

Mexico City– sometimes a trip to another country helps you get a better perspective on things going on in your own. That happened to me last week during four days in Mexico City. Organized by the New York City-based CEO Institute, the trip featured four days of non-stop meetings with leaders of Mexican business and…

School reform is inevitable

High drama, comedy and dark humor seem to be driving public discussion of the public school amendments ‹ both the “tax now/reform later” proposal (Amendment 6) and the proposal to give school choice to everyone, not just the rich (Amendment 7). Somehow, in all this discussion of budgets, regulations and the public school “system,” there…