National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow, Bruce Bartlett has entered into an agreement to periodically provide a commentary on Public Radio International's marquee program "Marketplace."
Responding to the lawsuit filed by the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) against the U.S. Conference of Mayors and each of the cities who have filed suit against firearm manufacturers, National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Policy Analyst H. Sterling Burnett issued the following statement.
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.
Congratulations to Bill Bradley. He is the first credible presidential candidate to call for abolishing Medicaid, a program historically plagued by waste, inefficiency, fraud and questionable quality of care.
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.
Should Congress raise the minimum wage? Should the city of Dallas mandate a so-called "living wage" of $9 per hour for employees of businesses that contract with the city?
Unless President Clinton vetoes the legislation, Congress is set to increase the minimum wage a dollar an hour, from $5.15 to $6.15, over the next two to three years.
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.
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.
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Will the current economic prosperity continue in the years to come? Does this economic golden age come with a price to our culture? What should the phrase "prosperity with a purpose" truly mean?
Not rain, nor sleet, nor snow nor hail will keep this messenger from his appointed rounds. E-mail? Well that's another story.
The Clinton Administration is threatening to veto a bill which would raise the minimum wage by $1 over three years and cut taxes by $35 billion, saying it "provides no benefit to average working Americans."
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.
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.