NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Dec 13, 2005

    Consumer Choice: Can It Cure The Nation's Health-Care Ills?

    This is the last of three online debates looking at some of the biggest issues weighing on American public policy. The U.S. health-care system is the topic of this third installment. Joining the debate are American Enterprise Institute scholar Joseph Antos, who was former assistant director for health and human resources at the Congressional Budget Office, John C. Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, and Robert Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute and vice chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. The debate is moderated by Laurie McGinley, assistant bureau chief at The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau.

  • Nov 05, 2005

    A Random Walk Off a Cliff: ‘Beating’

    I've always been fascinated by the question, "If you're so smart, why aren't you rich?" Why don't the experts have an advantage in stock-picking? Or do they? Are markets so efficient that they incorporate all relevant information instantly and leave us nothing to trade on? Or, can some investors "beat the market" consistently?

  • Oct 17, 2005

    How to reform our tax system--and satisfy both the left and the right.

    Steve Forbes has done a commendable job spelling out why America's tax system must be simplified. Scrap the mind-numbingly complex, loophole-filled, savings-averse code, advises the editor-in-chief of this magazine, in favor of one elegant, clear rate. A flat tax is what America needs.

  • Sep 20, 2005

    Capital Commerce: A greenhouse gas pass

    There's some new thinking about how to deal with the effects of global warming. Instead of trying to cut back on the use of fossil fuels, which emit greenhouse gases that warm the environment, governments should invest money in specific efforts to deal with the consequences of climate change, says a new study by the National Center for Policy Analysis.

  • Sep 20, 2005

    Study Finds Little Advantage In New Schizophrenia Drugs

    A landmark government-financed study that compared drugs used to treat schizophrenia has confirmed what many psychiatrists long suspected: newer drugs that are highly promoted and widely prescribed offer few -- if any -- benefits over older medicines that sell for a fraction of the cost.

  • Sep 14, 2005

    Don’t Fight Global Warming, Learn To Live With It, Says Report

    Don't Fight Global Warming, Learn To Live With It, Says Report. Instead of trying to prevent global warming, governments should invest money in "focused adaptive measures" to deal with the consequences of climate change, says a study released this morning by the National Center for Policy Analysis. The report estimates that the Kyoto Protocol will cost the nations that have signed on $165 billion annually to limit their output of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide.

  • Sep 11, 2005

    North Texas leaders: If I were president ... How they would handle Bush's post-Katrina image problem

    I asked local executives and academicians to offer leadership advice to President Bush.

    The responses arrived before Friday's news that FEMA director Michael Brown had gone back to Washington and that Vice Adm. Thad W. Allen had taken over in New Orleans. Here are some of their replies.

  • Aug 29, 2005

    High-Deductible Health Plans Loom; Experts See Positives; Insurance plans tied to HSA accounts may aid fight to cut health costs

    HSAs were introduced 1 1/2 years ago. Account holders contribute a portion of their income tax-free. This year the maximum is $2,650. Withdrawals are used for eligible medical expenses. Money in the accounts can be invested in stocks, bonds or mutual funds and grows tax-free.