In the February issue of The Atlantic Monthly, billionaire George Soros penned one of the strongest attacks on capitalism I have seen for many years. In the first paragraph he writes: "I now fear that the untrammeled intensification of laissez-faire capitalism and the spread of market values into all areas of life is endangering our open and democratic society. The main enemy of the open society, I believe, is no longer the communist but the capitalist threat."
American citizens are better equipped than politicians and bureaucrats to competently invest their own retirement funds.
National Center for Policy Analysis Criminal Justice Center Director Morgan Reynolds will testify before a House subcommittee Tuesday that under the current system of mandatory dues, labor unions are misleading their members.
Most people follow the conventional wisdom: If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Washington follows its own wisdom: If it ain't broke, break it.
Members of the Social Security Advisory Council recently recommended various plans to invest Social Security funds in the stock market.
America has nearly 10 million children without health insurance, and many in the policy community propose a broad new entitlement program to insure them. But few have asked the important questions we must answer in order to design an effective policy response. For example, how many uninsured children are there? What are their demographics? How long do they remain uninsured? And is a new health insurance program the most cost-effective way to assure they get health care?
National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) President John Goodman will testify before a Senate subcommittee that the Medicare program, combined with other elderly entitlements, could claim more than half of the income of future workers at the time today's college students reach the retirement age.
Environmentalists have gone too far too fast. That's what a panel of experts will debate during the March 14 taping of Firing Line.
Medicare, the nation's health care program for the elderly, will ultimately bankrupt the country if we stay on the present course, a health economist told a Senate committee today.
About 40 million Americans – 9.8 million of them children – don't have health insurance.
This dialogue grows out of Michael Kinsley's article "Eight Reasons Not to Cut the Capital-Gains Tax," which appeared in SLATE.
Host intro: Bob Dole's proposed 15 percent tax cut is being sold for its economic benefits. But Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis likes it for a very different reason.
Parents of some 13,500 poor children across the country are working extra jobs, postponing paying some bills and even skipping meals to rescue their kids from public schools.
Host intro: commentator Pete du Pont has been reading a book about one of his favorite topics — and probably yours too. It's called The History of Money, by Jack Weatherford.
Host intro: Where have all the conservatives gone? Commentator Pete du Pont of the National Center for Policy Analysis says he only knows of one.