ObamaCare and Conservative Think Tanks, Harassment Wages, and Other News Items

Harvard professor: All the key Obama Care ideas came from conservative think tanks.

Paying to Harass: The … wage difference between a job with zero sexual harassment risk and a job with the mean sexual harassment risk is … about 25 cents per hour for women, and … about 50 cents per hour for men.

A top guard dog can cost $230,000. They don’t bring family problems to the workplace and the “dog, unlike a bodyguard, can’t be bought off.”

Joint Commission endorses indentured servitude: Medical students shouldn’t be paid for patient care.

Reducing federal employee compensation to market levels could save taxpayers roughly $77 billion per year.

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  1. Bruce says:

    Unfortunately, the first item is true. All the essential elements of Obama Care really did come from policy wonks at conservative think tanks.

  2. Nancy says:

    I didn’t realize the market prices sexual harassment. I guess the fact that it is illegal doesn’t matter.

  3. Devon Herrick says:

    Joint Commission endorses indentured servitude: Medical students shouldn’t be paid for patient care.

    I don’t know why it’s the business of Joint Commission to make this judgment. It’s primarily the teaching hospitals that are opposed to this. Whether or not a medical student is paid should be determined by market conditions. If Parkland is willing to pay medical students to help out it should be allowed. The students can undoubtedly use the money and benefit from the experience. Expecting medical students to spend three years after graduation providing nearly free labor is one reason that there is a shortage of physicians.

    [T]he “dog, unlike a bodyguard, can’t be bought off.”

    I bet a T-bone steak would do the trick.

  4. Tom H. says:

    I agree with bruce. It’s sad but true.

  5. Brian Williams. says:

    The left-leaning think tanks are bankrupt.

  6. Linda Gorman says:

    If a Harvard professor says it, it must be true. Even to hauling out the old chestnut about mandates being equal to individual responsibility.

  7. John R. Graham says:

    Who cares where the ideas came from if they are bad? Just putting a conservative label on a tax hike (“individual responsibility”) does not make it a good idea.

    I have never bought into the idea of exchanges, but they were not the worst thing since unsliced bread when the Heritage Foundation thought that states could use them to get around the federal government’s grant of monopoly control over our health dollars.

    The professor needs to update his reading. The Heritage Foundation scholars have spilled tons of cyber-in in the last couple of years explaining the difference between their concept of an exchange and PPACA’s exchanges.