Three-quarters of the 2,099 doctors responding to the nationwide survey conducted by the American College of Emergency Physicians indicate they have seen an increase in emergency room (ER) visits since Jan. 1, 2014.
Unexpectedly weak job growth was not the most troubling part of the August jobs report. Nor was the drop in wages, painful as it is. The most daunting aspect is the continued drop in labor-force participation.
Call it what you want -- a circus, a sideshow, or just plain old political rhetoric -- but for the past week America has watched the media elite and some in Washington bend over backward to turn attention away from an issue that is fundamental to the future of this country: Obamacare’s attack on individual liberty.
President Obama is right to draw attention to the soaring cost of a college education in America. However, his proposed solution will not only fail to fix the problem but is also likely to compound it by blunting the competition that is needed to shake up the world of higher education.