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.
May 02, 2001
Firearms are used by law-abiding citizens about five times more often to prevent crimes than to commit them.
Apr 17, 2001
The environment has improved markedly since the first Earth Day in 1970.
Mar 15, 2001
Texas is expected to grow by more than 7 million people by the year 2025 - the second largest increase in the nation.
Feb 01, 2001
Electric power deregulation legislation enacted in 1994 has at this date finally driven the state's utilities to the brink of bankruptcy and caused California's citizens to suffer electricity shortages and blackouts.
Dec 01, 2000
The effects of high fuel prices on the poor and those on fixed incomes is devastating.
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.