The Marketplace Fairness Act:Tilting the Playing Field

Last year, the U.S. Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA), allowing states to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes for each buyer’s state. Though the House of Representatives is unlikely to pass the bill anytime soon, the issue will likely come up again. Under the Senate bill, online retailers could collect an estimated $22 billion to $24 billion in sales tax that now goes uncollected.1

The Left’s “Wars”

The Wall Street Journal: As public attention turns to the midterm elections,NCPA former Board Chairman Pete Du Pontoutlines the Left’s attacks on education, the rule of law, and the Republican Party.

The Growing Benefits of a Warmer World

Earth’s climate has changed many times throughout its history. During the last century and a half, average temperatures have risen modestly, though the warming trend has stalled for the past 16 years. Contrary to popular belief, climate change thus far has had positive effects, and the net benefits of warming are likely to be positive for the foreseeable future.

Framing Medicare Reform

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes dramatic changes to the Medicare program in coming years. The provisions affecting Medicare are intended to slow the program’s spending. Lower future Medicare expenditures allows for higher federal spending on Medicaid and new spending on subsidies for individuals who purchase health insurance through the new insurance exchanges.

Most of the Benefits of a Minimum Wage Increase Would Not Go to Poor Households

Chairman Harkin and members of the Committee, I am David R. Henderson, Research Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA). The NCPA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization dedicated to developing and promoting private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. I welcome the opportunity to share my views and research findings on proposals to raise the minimum wage.

Zeke Speaks Out on McCain and Health Reform

Psychology Today: Limiting the tax exclusion was the most powerful level the president had to control the costs of private insurance and President Obama showed leadership in endorsing the new policy, says NCPA President John Goodman in a Psychology Today commentary.

Replace ObamaCare, Stat

National Review Online: NCPA President John C Goodman’s free market alternative to ObamaCare is featured in the latest issue of National Review. Goodman’s proposed reforms include a universal tax credit for health insurance, a safety contribution for every unclaimed credit, more flexible Health Savings Accounts, and a new type of insurance to better protect those with pre-existing conditions.