NCPA Commentaries by H. Sterling Burnett
H. Sterling Burnett is a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis. While Burnett works on a number of issues, he specializes in issues involving environmental policy and gun policy.
Nov 01, 2000
If we apply the precautionary principle to itself - ask what are the possible danger's of using this principle - we would be forced to abandon it very quickly.
Aug 30, 2000
The United States is experiencing one of the worst wildfire seasons in a century.
Jul 13, 2000
The "Million Mom March" angered and dismayed me. Most Americans, myself included, share the marching moms' goals of reducing childhood gun misuse and criminal gun use. What raised my ire were the means the moms' chose to pursue their goals: Lies and demands for more gun control.
Jun 20, 2000
Texas, like every state, has environmental problems. In response, Gov. Bush has pioneered an approach that enlists the private sector as an ally, rather than an adversary, in the effort to solve environmental problems.
May 01, 2000
The world's farmers currently produce more than enough food to feed the earth's six billion people, using approximately six million square miles - an amount of land equal in size to the United States and Europe - to do so. Where malnutrition, famine and starvation does occur, broken distribution systems due to wars (civil and otherwise), and totalitarian regimes who use starvation as a political tool are primarily to blame.
Apr 01, 2000
Environmentalists in Europe and America have a new weapon in their arsenal aimed at innovative technologies being developed for the betterment of humankind: the Precautionary Principle (PP).
Mar 29, 2000
Is Clinton lying in the war of words over gun control? That depends on what the meaning of the word 'is,' is.
Mar 24, 2000
I dread this election year more than usual because through "false advertising" radical environmentalists have a chance of putting one of their own in the White House.
Feb 01, 2000
Former Sen. Bill Bradley has called for registering all handguns and licensing gun owners just like we do cars and drivers.
Jan 14, 2000
With Texas Governor George W. Bush being the Republican presidential front-runner, his record has come under heightened press scrutiny. This is natural since Bush's record as governor could indicate the types of policies he might pursue as president.