A Positive Effect
What to know: Other states, including West Virginia, are taking advantage of a tool TPPF designed that helps prospective college students know if the degree they’re considering is worth the price tag.
The TPPF take: We shouldn’t ask whether college is worth it; we should instead ask which college programs are worth the money.
“Some programs are worth it, and some aren’t,” says TPPF’s Andrew Gillen. “Averaging them together is a disservice when giving advice to potential students. As one method of answering the question, consider the debt-to-income test results from the TPPF webtool, which asks whether graduates from a program earn enough to repay the typical amount borrowed to attend that program.”
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Save the Children
What to know: A U.K. transgender clinic could be facing massive legal problems; families who say their children were rushed into life-altering medical treatments could soon sue the facility’s operators.
The TPPF take: Blocking puberty can do untold damage to developing children, pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Quentin Van Meter warns.
“Puberty isn’t the problem,” Dr. Van Meter says. “Gender dysphoria is the problem. Puberty is the solution.”
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There’s a Surprise
What to know: New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and NYC Mayor Eric Adams are realizing that “soaking the rich” with high taxes simply drives them away—to other, less expensive states.
The TPPF take: Who could have seen this coming? When you raise their taxes to unsustainable levels, people leave?
“When people vote—with a moving van or a U-Haul truck—they vote for lower taxes and smaller government,” says TPPF’s Chuck DeVore. “And it isn’t likely that politicians in Illinois or California or New York will reverse course anytime soon to stem the flood of people moving out by cutting taxes and trimming red tape.”
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