NCPA Commentaries by Other NCPA Experts
Aug 03, 2001
I respect the devotion of the protesters and their desire to raise living standards in poor countries. But their main lines of argument rely on a condescending, paternalistic view of individuals in poor countries and the choices these individuals make.
Jul 26, 2001
Even as the first round in this year's tax debate draws to a close with the signing of the $1.35 trillion tax cut, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are already toasting the arrival of the next round of tax relief legislation - literally.
Jul 08, 2001
Yet we should be wary before embracing the Europeans' concept of ideal healthcare. The word "right" implies something absolute, something that trumps other claims in order to fulfill a kind of moral obligation.
Jul 05, 2001
Because it's impossible to prove that any product will not, at some point, cause harms to humans and the environment, the Precautionary Principle was a handy weapon for fringe groups that were forced out of desperation to rely on scare tactics to combat reason.
Sep 25, 2000
We are a thirsty country. The United States is exhausting its freshwater resources faster than they are replenished. Yet in the face of impending water shortages, we continue to rely on an outdated government regulations to manage our water supply.
Aug 24, 2000
When the public schools, which now control 92 percent of all money spent on elementary and secondary education, know that parents have a choice of schools for their children, they will have to rely on more than duress to fill their buildings.
May 08, 2000
Texas Gov. George W. Bush, the presumptive Republican presidential candidate, believes that what is needed is a gradual move away from pay-as-you-go financing of Social Security, and toward letting each worker at least partially fund his or her own future retirement instead.
Apr 28, 2000
Consequences play a crucial role in deterring crime.
Dec 30, 1998
Can you hear them? The groans rising up from all over Washington, D.C., especially from liberals and the media?