Most people would agree that if prisoners learned a skill while they were in jail they could more easily get a job when they got out, and that an ex-prisoner with a job is less likely to commit another crime. Since nearly one-half of people released from prison return to prison within three years, job skills could mean a significant decline in the crime rate.
Some 70 Americans will die today because the Food and Drug Administration doesn't allow existing medical technology to be used to save their lives.
Clear and convincing evidence from the United States and elsewhere shows that privatizing criminal correctional facilities results in better public service at a lower cost than government operation.
The spending explosion in long-term care is in large part a direct result of perverse federal income tax incentives that subsidize insurance for current medical expenses but penalize insurance for long-term care expenses. However, both the U.S. House and Senate have passed legislation to correct this tax inequity.
Eight years ago, the man soon to become President thought it a "dumb and nutty" idea to give people a choice between a private IRA and the current Social Security system to fund their retirement.
This Brief Analysis looks at the problems facing Medicare and answers some of the questions seniors have about the program.
Studies show that in many cases preventive medical care not only does not save money, it also may do little to prolong life.
There is a strong correlation between poverty and certian behaviors. Thus one solution to the problem of poverty is to encourage young Americans to avoid behavior that will tend to lead them into poverty.
Congressional Democrats have proposed an alternative to the Republican plan to solve the Medicare financing crisis.
Last week's District of Columbia appropriations bill contained a startling education innovation. It mandates the establishment of a nonprofit corporation governed by the private sector to train and place non-college-bound students in jobs.