Gore, Bradley Health Care Plans: Good Politics, Questionable Policy

The Census Bureau reports that the number of Americans without health insurance has risen to 44 million, about 11 million of them children. Insuring the uninsured has become a major issue in the contest for the Democratic presidential nomination, with Al Gore and Bill Bradley presenting dueling proposals – each centered on uninsured children.

The Left vs. Trade Liberalization in Seattle

Looking for some excitement? The World Series was a big yawn this season, and Lennox Lewis vs. Evander Holyfield was a bust. So how about the battle in Seattle commencing November 30? A swarm of activists will descend on Seattle to try to disrupt the ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO). In one corner we will have tens of thousands (the activists claim) of fightin' mad greens, reds, Naderites, unionists and other assorted anti-market zealots, and in the other, 5,000 bureaucrats from around the world. Admittedly, it's hard to root for either group.

Turning from the Statehouse to the Courthouse

Robert Reich, former Clinton Administration Secretary of Labor, wrote early in 1999, "The era of big government may be over, but the era of regulation through litigation has just begun." Only liberal political activists, trial lawyers and some politicians could love his frightening sentiment.

NCPA Expert Discusses Minimum Wage Debate

Jack Strayer, vice president of External Affairs in NCPA's Washington, D.C. office, will appear live via telephone on Tri-State Media News Television today at 1:30 p.m. (EST) to discuss the current minimum wage debate on Capitol Hill.

"Should We Abolish The Minimum Wage?"

The National Center for Policy Analysis announced today that an episode of the nationally syndicated program DebatesDebates, a series of 22 programs which are sponsored by the NCPA, will be made available to stations starting today.

People's Capitalism on the March

The pace of change is accelerating. We are in the midst of a digital revolution, and, let's admit it; we are in a new era. One innovation follows another-personal computers, fiber-optic cables, fax machines, the Internet, cell phones, CDs, DVD players, … the wonders never cease. And the best technologies are yet to come.