Build new tax tier

Proposals to patch the alternative minimum tax by raising taxes on private equity partnerships don't consider the discouraging and harmful effects on productive economic behavior ("Bush to House: Fix alternative …

Bali Who?

Ten years ago, as the 1997 Kyoto Agreement was about to be signed, the Senate on a 95-0 vote passed a resolution stating that the United States should not be …

Congress Votes To Make Energy More Expensive

Faced with the looming holiday recess, Congress just passed an energy bill that will do little to lower energy costs and may actually put a bigger strain on consumers pocketbooks, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). 

NCPA: Move Medical Malpractice Out Of The Courts

The nation's medical malpractice system should be replaced by a system that automatically compensates patients for unexpected injuries or deaths, regardless of who is at fault, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  The NCPA report says the key to reform is to allow patients, doctors and hospital personnel to solve the problem by contract, completely opting out of the court system.

Medical Malpractice Reform

In theory, the right to sue should ensure that injured patients receive compensation, and the adversarial justice system should ensure that only patients who are harmed by negligence receive compensation. However, the evidence suggests that the reality is far different. According to the Harvard Medical Practice Study, the vast majority of all instances of malpractice never lead to a lawsuit; of the suits that are filed, a significant number do not involve malpractice; and juries do not always make the right decisions.

NCPA: Congress Grows Pork For Christmas

After much political wrangling, the Senate began debating a five-year renewal of the federal farm bill that has become nothing more than an entitlement for large wealthy farm operators, according to H. Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).  

Senate Scheduled To Vote On Unilateral Climate Change Bill

The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday is expected to debate amendments to a bill proposed by Sens. Lieberman (I-CT) and Warner (R-VA) that would create a "cap and trade" system designed to cut total U.S. greenhouse-gas emissions.  Yet an expert with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) says the cap and trade system would slow economic growth with little if any environmental improvement to show for it.