NCPA Commentaries by Other NCPA Experts

  • May 09, 2007

    Medicare Meltdown

    What's going to happen when the money runs out for Medicare? A recently released report by the program's trustees found that within seven years Medicare taxes will fall short of Medicare expenses by more than 45%. What's more, Medicare and Social Security combined are on track to eat up the entire federal budget.


  • Mar 27, 2003

    Social Security, Medicare Annual Report: Reform is Needed

    The annual report on the financial health of Social Security and Medicare was published this week. Contrary to some accounts that it pronounced Social Security in better health than last year, the report concluded that Social Security's long-term prospects are deteriorating rapidly.


  • Dec 12, 2001

    India and Us

    Far from being a reluctant partner, India is a committed U.S. ally. Within a week of the September 11 attacks, India provided the U.S. with intelligence on the locations of more than 120 terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.


  • Nov 23, 2001

    Congress Take Note: Local Control Vital to Good Education

    As the House and Senate conferees finalize their work on education, they should respect the American tradition of local control of our schools.


  • Nov 06, 2001

    Anti-free-traders Have Globalization All Wrong

    The protesters actually have it right; there is a problem with global capitalism that leads to poverty and anti-capitalist sentiment in the Third World. But the problem is too little globalization, not too much.


  • Aug 03, 2001

    Globalization Protesters Also 'Neo-Colonialists'

    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

    This Cut's For You

    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

    Don't Need A Bill Of Rights, But A Menu Of Choices Tailored To Their Needs

    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

    Eco-Activists Rely On Precautionary Principle To Thwart Hunger-Ending Biofood Technology

    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

    Wake Up America! We're In For A Fight

    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.