Alfredo Ortiz

Articles by Alfredo Ortiz

Ortiz & Gray: Flatten the COVID-19 Fear

Public officials should pivot from “flattening the curve” to “flattening the fear.” The data demonstrate that younger and otherwise healthy Americans face little risk of dying from this disease. Most people should immediately get back to living their daily lives without fear, boosting our beleaguered economy.

In this Friday, March 20, 2020, file photo, as beachgoers are seen in the background, yellow caution tape wrapped across Waikiki in Honolulu. Hawaii's governor has instituted a mandatory 14-day self quarantine starting Thursday, March 27, of all people traveling to the state as part of efforts to fight the …

Ortiz: Bloomberg’s ‘Medicare for All’ Plan Will Bankrupt America

“Mike’s plan will allow people to keep their private insurance,” reads his website, and “create a Medicare-like public insurance option.” By pursuing a public option that would destroy private insurance markets, Bloomberg and his travelers are trying to eat their cake and have it too.

Bloomberg healthcare plan builds on ACA, includes 'public option'

The Top Three New Challenges Facing Small Business

The rate of business starts is hovering near the lowest level in recorded history on a per capita basis. More businesses closed than were opened at the beginning of this decade for the first time in a generation. Why are things so bad right now?

A general view of atmosphere at Small Business Saturday Night on November 29, 2014 in New York City.

Follow Ireland’s Example on Corporate Tax to Stop Inversions

Ireland’s 12.5 percent corporate tax rate has encouraged several major U.S. companies like Medtronic, Pfizer, Johnson Controls, and Baxalta to move there in tax inversions in recent months, saving them billions of dollars of taxes and protecting themselves from international competition in the process.

Republican presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks provides a copy of the u.s tax code during a campaign stop at an Embassy Suites hotel on June 29, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Is The Unemployment Rate Lying To You?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is out with its February jobs report, showing that the unemployment rate is 4.9 percent—a post-recession low.

The Associated Press

Putting First Jobs on the Chopping Block

Many successful Americans from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer to Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins have spoken glowingly about their first job in the workforce. Mayer was a cashier at a grocery story in her home state of Wisconsin, where bagging groceries instilled a “great work ethic” and taught her the art of efficiency. Cousins picked up golf balls at a Michigan driving range, which showed him how to live on a budget and save for the future.

Help Wanted' sign is posted in the window of an automotive service shop on March 8, 2013 in El Cerrito, California.