The Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act based on the idea that the individual mandate was indeed a “tax” instead of a “penalty” as it was described in the original legislation. Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Institute, discusses the historical conflict between the Commerce clause and the General Welfare clause as it relates to more recent decisions.
Featuring Mike German, Senior Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Eileen Larence, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Michael Price, Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
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The 2008-2009 financial crisis and Great Recession have vastly increased the power and scope of the Federal Reserve, and radically changed the financial landscape. This new ebook examines those changes and considers how the links between money, markets, and government may evolve in the future.