Why Is College So Expensive?

Soft consumer demand in a weak economy has led many businesses to cut prices. But this is not the case in the market for higher education. Entering college freshmen and returning students face ever-higher tuition and fees. In fact, tuition at American universities has been increasing faster than inflation for the past 30 years.

Finally, Some Hope – The Wall Street Journal

How big has the government grown under the Obama administration? "The average level of U.S. government spending as a percentage of GDP from the end of World War II to the present is 19.6 percent," observes the Heritage Foundation. "In the past two years that level has exploded, reaching 24.7 percent in 2009 and an estimated 25.4 in 2010. . . . Without urgent action the U.S. is on course for national bankruptcy."

Renewable Energy Standard Another "Washington Knows Best" Effort

DALLAS – The renewable energy standard (RES), backed by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and three Republicans, is yet another, Washington knows best, one-size-fits-all piece of proposed federal legislation that is nothing more than a back-door energy tax, according to the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett.

Congestion Pricing, Road Construction Best Solutions For Gridlock

DALLAS – Current solutions for traffic congestion on U.S. highways, including the construction of old-style toll roads, are not useful and do little to address ancillary problems such as road maintenance. A better, more efficient solution is to implement congestion pricing, according to a brief analysis released today by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

Medical Tourism Growing but Trends Changing

As insurers and employers look for ways to cut health care costs, medical tourism – both abroad and within the U.S. – is an increasingly popular option for expensive procedures and care, according to a new report from the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).