Ocean Fisheries: Common Heritage or Tragic Commons?

For centuries, North America's coastal fisheries ranked among the most bountiful on the planet.  For instance, five hundred years ago the English explorer John Cabot reported the waters off Newfoundland were so thick with cod you could catch them by hanging baskets over the ship's side.  But the boom is over.  American and world fisheries have entered a period of rapid and unprecedented decline.

Plus Ça (Climate) Change

When Eric the Red led the Norwegian Vikings to Greenland in the late 900s, it was an ice-free farm country–grass for sheep and cattle, open water for fishing, a livable …

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NCPA studies generally break new ground on policy issues. A study seeks to cast new light on an issue and to stimulate policy-makers and others to think of new, innovative …

Thomas R. Saving, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas R. Saving is an NCPA senior fellow, and the Executive Director of the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University. A University Distinguished Professor of Economics at Texas A&M, he also holds the Jeff Montgomery Professorship in Economics.

Robert M. Sade

Robert Sade, M.D. is a native of Boston, received his BA degree from Wesleyan University in 1959, and his MD degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1963. He received his surgical training at several Harvard teaching hospitals, concluding as chief resident in cardiac surgery at the Children's Hospital.

The High Cost of Failing to Reform Public Education in Texas

This study documents the public costs of high school dropouts in Texas and examines how school choice could provide large public benefi ts by increasing graduation rates in Texas public schools. It calculates the annual cost of high school dropouts in Texas caused by reduced tax revenue, increased Medicaid costs and increased incarceration costs. It then examines how competition from private schools already raises public school graduation rates and calculates the dollar value of the public benefi ts that would follow from increasing Texas's public school graduation rates by enacting even a modest school choice program.

Mark Pauly

Mark Pauly, Ph.D. is a professor, vice dean, and chair of the Health Care Systems Department in the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches courses on health care, public policy and management, insurance and risk management, and economics.

Gerald Musgrave, Ph.D.

Gerald Musgrave is president of Economics America, Inc., in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has engaged in teaching and research at California State University, Michigan State University, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford University and the University of Michigan.

Robert Moffit

Robert Moffit, Ph.D. is a 25-year veteran of Washington policymaking. A former senior official at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Personnel Management, both under President Ronald Reagan, he specializes in Medicare reform, health insurance, and other health policy issues.

R. Glenn Hubbard

R. Glenn Hubbard, Ph.D. is the Russell L. Carson Professor of Economics and Finance in the Department of Economics and Graduate School of Business of Columbia University, where he is also Co-Director of the Program on Entrepreneurship at the Graduate School of Business.