Can politics get any more absurd? It's not just the depths of the president's trial in the U.S. Senate or his state of the union speech buying off voting groups by throwing around more taxpayers' money. Now we have the "living-wage" movement. You may not have heard of it but, amazingly, the living wage has become a big deal in many big cities across the country. Its victims include taxpayers, small businesses and inexperienced and low-income workers.
H. Sterling Burnett, a senior policy analyst with the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, will take part in a panel discussion and a press conference about the recent outbreak of law suits filed against the firearm industry this weekend at the national "S.H.O.T. Show" held Atlanta.
DebatesDebates, the hour-long public affairs program airing on Dallas Community Television (DCTV) sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis, will focus this week on the title topic "Should We Abolish the Capital Gains Tax?"
What choices do we have to reform education for our kids?
The Right Honorable David Davis, a leading member of the British Parliament, and the Honorable Armando Ribas, an expert on South American currency issues, will address attendees at a two-day conference sponsored by the National Center for Policy Analysis and the Virginia-based Atlas Economic Research Foundation.
Not every city or state has seen the drop in crime that has accompanied the liberalization of concealed carry laws. States like Illinois forbid the concealed carrying of firearms; they have double the murder rate and a 20 percent higher rape rate than states with liberal concealed carry laws.
The world's Most Valuable Players in the global movement toward free-market economies will gather February 6 for a gala dinner featuring Nobel Laureate Milton Friedman and his wife.
The National Center for Policy Analysis and the Virginia-based Atlas Economic Research Foundation will sponsor two tapings of the syndicated public affairs program DebatesDebates.
Tough new sentencing laws have succeeded in making criminals stay longer in prison, giving them more leisure time to contemplate the errors of their ways.
Medicare is going broke faster than Social Security.
The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) and Texas Senator Phil Gramm will hold a press conference tomorrow at the National Press Club to release a study outlining a first-of-its kind proposal to fundamentally reform the nation's Medicare system.
Let's be blunt — Medicare is a mess.
The United States Forest Service is a lightning rod for both fiscal conservatives and liberal environmentalists. Fiscal conservatives decry its money-losing programs. Environmentalists claim that its programs cause environmental harm. Both groups are correct, but years pass with no changes made to the failed policies.
Dallas Community Television (DCTV) and the National Center for Policy Analysis announce that DebatesDebates, an hour-long public affairs program, will begin airing three times a week in the Dallas market.
President Clinton's recent proposal to spend up to $6.2 billion to provide a $1,000 annual tax break for individuals or their families who need long-term medical care sounds like a helpful way to defray the costs of chronic and nursing home care.
Although public attention is focused on how to solve the problem of Social Security, the future financial problems of Medicare are twice as great.
Chile, the first nation in the Western Hemisphere to establish a social security system, was the first nation in the world to privatize its system. Since Chile instituted a privatized system in 1981, seven other Latin American countries have adopted the Chilean model to some degree.