a ban on what, now?

Foundation for Economic EducationCome on!

Seriously, how hard is this distinction?

Obama Change in Stem-Cell Policy Imminent

“U.S. President Barack Obama will soon issue an executive order lifting an eight-year ban embryonic stem cell research imposed by his predecessor, President George W. Bush, a senior adviser said on Sunday.” (Reuters, Sunday)

Correction: The ban wasn’t on research; it was on tax-financing of research.

FEE Timely Classic

“Some Thoughts on Taxation” by George C. Leef

I’m embarrassed to admit that I have, for years, thought the ban was on the research itself.

(Can you blame this one on my not reading newspapers? Apparently the newspapers perpetuate the confusion.)


One Response to a ban on what, now?

  1. iceberg says:

    To a statist-
    1. Cutting taxes or giving tax credits is always equivalent to subsidization

    2. A nominal increase of program funding when yearly growth is measured by percentages will be labeled a decrease of funding when percentage growth doesn’t exceed prior years

    Frankly I’m shocked if there is anything in life that statists have thought through with any clarity.

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