International Housing Affordability

Housing affordability has steadily decreased in the United States and abroad over the past decade. This decrease is due in large part to strict land use regulations– known by a variety of names, such as compact city policy, growth management, smart growth and prescriptive land use.

Dodd-Frank Creates Obstacles, Restricts Growth

Dodd-Frank was a response to the 2008 financial collapse intended to increase oversight of massive financial institutions, such as large banks and stock brokers, and monitor consumer transactions, such as payday loans and mortgages. It was meant to address the concern that financial institutions in the United States had grown “too big to fail” and would need to be “bailed out” by the government to prevent financial collapse.

No More Years

The Wall Street Journal – NCPA Chairman Pete Du Pont assesses President Obama’s reelection chances in the Wall Street Journal

John Strauss

John Strauss was born and raised in Buffalo graduating from Canisius College in 1961 and in 1990 received an Honorary Doctor’s Degree from Canisius. John received his MBA from New …

Oct 14, 2011

NCPA Senior Fellow H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D. will speak to the weekly meeting of the Park Cities Rotary Club at Maggiano’s Restaraunt in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Burnett’s topic will the …

Recommendations to the Super Committee

Good Ideas We Should Adopt Even If the Economy Wasn’t Hurting Permanently extend current tax policy. Predictable, consistent tax policy will eliminate needless uncertainty in the business sector. Eliminate the …

Temporary Employment: The New Permanent?

As the United States recovers from the 2008 recession, many consider any employment growth to be a good sign. But uncertainties about future tax and health care costs could be inhibiting permanent job growth, shifting more of the labor force to temporary and part-time employment.

Crisis of the Uninsured: 2010 and Beyond

One of the primary goals of the federal health reform law — the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — is to ensure that all Americans have health insurance. In 2010, the number of uninsured rose to 49.9 million, or 16.3 percent of the population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The rise over the past decade in the proportion of the population that is uninsured is largely due to the recession, population growth, immigration and individual choice.