NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Sep 24, 2003

    Liberals Against Choice

    Lenin once said that he would rather have everyone in Russia die of hunger than allow free trade in grain. That pretty much sums up the thinking of Sens. Ted Kennedy (D., Mass.) and Arlen Specter (R., Pa.). They and other liberal school-choice opponents are now lining up to filibuster a bill that would give some 2,000 low- and middle-income students in the District of Columbia $7,500 vouchers to attend the private or parochial school of their choice.

  • Sep 15, 2003

    Tuition plus tilt

    This is the time of year when millions of parents send their children off to universities. Unfortunately, one price of getting one's children into a top school these days is that they may be subjected to four years of liberal propaganda.

  • Aug 28, 2003

    Who's got the power?

    A century ago, and more, we knew where our power came from. Burning logs in a wood stove, burning coal in a steam engine: They were smoky, filthy, parts of our daily lives. Now, the closest most Americans get to the sources of their light, heat, and locomotion are three-pronged plugs and self-serve gasoline.

  • Aug 18, 2003

    Overblown ogre of 'outsourcing'

    Everybody seems to be worried about manufacturing these days. All the Democratic presidential candidates condemn the practice of "outsourcing" - laying off manufacturing workers and buying their output more cheaply from China.

  • Aug 15, 2003


    The National Association for Business Economists this morning released the findings of a survey of its members on economic policy issues, finding that significant majorities believe current monetary policy is about right and that the current health care system needs dramatic reform in a market-oriented direction. Among the findings released today are:

  • Aug 15, 2003


    It is hard to imagine how our grandparents and great-grandparents lived at the end of the 19th century. The United States was still largely a rural society, and the amenities we take for granted today were unknown then.

  • Aug 12, 2003

    Homelessness Grows as More Live Check-to-Check

    As Americans file for bankruptcy in record numbers and credit card debt explodes, more workers are a paycheck away from losing their homes. Now the frail economy is pushing them over the edge. With 9 million unemployed workers in July, the face of homelessness is changing to include more families shaken by joblessness.

  • Jul 28, 2003

    Rich Got Richer, Study Says, But So Did Those At Bottom

    Recently, I discussed new Internal Revenue Service data showing that the share of total income going to the richest 400 individuals has increased. However, income is an imprecise measure of well-being. That is better measured by wealth. A new study by the Federal Reserve sheds important light on the distribution of wealth in the United States.