Defending Free Choice

A letter from Dr. Ed Schweitzer, President and Founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories August 18, 2021 I established www.fairfreeflatopen.com this morning to fulfill a particular need to defend our freedom to choose insurance options regarding long-term care. In 2019, Washington state voters voted 63 to 37 percent to repeal the Long-Term Care Act. This was… Continue reading Defending Free Choice

Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Cities across the country, Spokane included, want to forbid us from using natural gas in our homes, schools, and businesses. Washington State legislators and regulators are pushing statewide bans, in parallel tracks. Mark Twain said the past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Inventors and investors sought and created ways of providing illumination. Beef… Continue reading Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Empathy is Nonpartisan

Dear all: As the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center approaches, I’m really struggling, thinking, and processing. We seem to have made things worse for ourselves over the past 20 years. At home, we’re having arguments over masks and shots, defunding the police, canceling people. And, we’re debasing our own currency,… Continue reading Empathy is Nonpartisan

Short-Term Actions Needed Against Long-Term Care Act

We continue to hear from people surprised and outraged by the Long-Term Care Act in Washington State – and we continue to hear that our efforts to stop the Act are not wasted! Chambers of commerce, businesses, charities, and organizations across the state continue to spread the word on this bad tax and are writing… Continue reading Short-Term Actions Needed Against Long-Term Care Act

We’re Cooking with Gas! …But for How Long?

Our country finally achieved energy independence – a dream for many decades. President Carter created the US Department of Energy, with the vision of the United States becoming truly energy independent. Entrepreneurs in our country invented, developed, and perfected advanced means of producing natural gas. Their successes were so profound as to literally reverse the… Continue reading We’re Cooking with Gas! …But for How Long?

Dr. Schweitzer’s Recommended Reads

Below are a list of books that are highly recommended by Dr. Schweitzer. Most books are linked through the nonprofit organization archive.org. With a free account, you can borrow a digital copy of the book in its entirety at no cost. Exceptions are noted. Capitalism and Freedom by Milton Friedman (1962) Free to Choose by… Continue reading Dr. Schweitzer’s Recommended Reads