American and world fisheries have entered a period of rapid and unprecedented decline.
New York Times Bestselling author and investigative journalist
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.
Despite constant criticism from environmental activists at home and across Europe claiming the U.S. government is doing nothing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, new evidence suggests America's efforts are more effective than those of Europe's.
Syndicated columnist, Washington Post Writers Group and Pulitzer Prizewinning columnist and commentator
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 …
In less than two decades, half of everything seniors consume may be health care.
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Is the Bush administration proposal to sell U.S. Forest Service land a good idea, or would it be a case of sacrificing the environment for money?
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The 2007 class of high school dropouts in Texas will cost state taxpayers $377 million this year and every year after, over the course of their lifetime.
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 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.
What is the true cost to Texas taxpayers of high school dropouts now and into the future?
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.
Andrew J. Rettenmaier, Ph.D. is an NCPA senior fellow and a Executive Associate Director at the Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University.
Texas needs to end its addiction to inefficient, unresponsive public policies. To that end, the Legislature should go cold turkey and consider 12 radical changes.
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 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.
The NCPA Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation for the Study and Teaching of the Science of Self-Government. The series gives business leaders and college students an opportunity to hear nationally and internationally renowned speakers. About the Lecture Series.
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.
In 2008, Dr. Janjan retired as a radiation oncologist and palliative care specialist at The University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center to pursue health policy matters.
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.