The National Center for Policy Analysis today announced the addition of James N. Falk as the new vice president – development.
Very few people would disagree with the premise that all Americans, especially seniors, should have access to prescription drugs.
Senator Kennedy and his liberal allies are at it again. Just about every Congress, as the election season approaches, Democrats like Kennedy and House Minority Whip David Bonior shout from the mountain tops that we need to raise the minimum wage, regardless of how high it is or when we raised it last.
Political support is growing in Congress for another increase in the federal minimum wage. Bills now under consideration would raise the minimum hourly wage by $1, from $5.15 to $6.15, in two steps over the next year and a half. According to the Economic Policy Institute, about 11.8 million workers would be affected by a minimum wage increase. Although many of these are teen-agers and part-timers, almost one million are single mothers.
Why can't American's buy prescription drugs at the same price as people in Mexico? Are drug prices inflated? Should the government control the price of drugs?
What is the best way to deliver health care? How can we solve the problem of the uninsured?
Following in the aftermath of this year's highly publicized school shootings, President Clinton and many in Congress are assembling 350 high school students from across the nation for a two-day conference on juvenile crime.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released its latest figures on national crime rates the other day. Among the good news was that the overall serious crime rate is at its lowest point in nearly two decades.
The serious crime rate dropped almost seven percent nationwide in 1998, reaching a 25-year low.
The overall rate of serious crime has fallen to a 25-year low for a reason: Since the early 1980s, we've taken the profit out of crime.
Small businesses and residential customers could save millions from deregulation of the electric power industry – or see their electric bills instead go higher, a study released by the National Center for Policy Analysis says.
Declaring that the nation's crime rate has reached a 25-year low for a reason, Dr. Morgan Reynolds, director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) will release the fourth annual edition of Crime and Punishment in America at a news conference Monday, Oct. 18, at the National Press Club.
City officials and planners from all over the world are traveling to Portland, Ore., for a first hand look at the municipal pioneer of Smart Growth (also known as the New Urbanism), the latest fad in urban planning. Smart Growth promises less congestion, less air pollution, reduced infrastructure costs, more affordable housing and protection of open space through six basic policies…
Mitch McConnell is going to be demonized for blocking campaign finance reform. But whatever the Kentucky senator's motives, he is doing a public service if he keeps the Shays-Meehan bill from becoming law.
Governor George W. Bush announced Friday the appointment of National Center for Policy Analysis President John C. Goodman as a member of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on the Uninsured.
As the President and members of Congress consider expanding Medical Savings Account (MSA) provisions to increase access to health insurance for the uninsured, Dr. John Goodman, recognized as "the father of MSAs" and president of the Dallas-based National Center for Policy Analysis, will be in Washington this week to dispel myths some members of Congress recently tried to attach to MSAs during the Patient Bill of Rights debate.
Responding to Ohio Judge Robert Ruehlman's decision today to dismiss Cincinnati's liability lawsuit against gun manufactures, National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Policy Analyst H. Sterling Burnett issued the following statement.
National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Policy Analyst H. Sterling Burnett will take part in a panel discussion on environmental policy at the 7th Annual State Policy Network Meeting in Dallas, Texas.
Social Security needs saving.
Critics complain that prescription drugs have contributed to a massive increase in health care spending in the United States. Some critics contend that drug prices are too high and propose lowering them through price controls. Many complaints about price, and the laws those complaints spawn, are based on a misunderstanding of how the prescription drug market works.
Serious crime in the United States continued to fall in 1998. Whether measured as a rate (number of crimes per capita) or in absolute terms, every category of violent crime and burglary decreased from 1997.
Consumers, industry and business have reaped enormous benefits from increased competition and innovation following the deregulation of major industries in the United States and other countries. Commercial and residential customers spend more than $200 billion a year for electricity. Of that amount $20 billion to $50 billion is unnecessary spending caused by regulatory inefficiencies.