NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • May 15, 2005

    Was the U.S. wise to reject the Kyoto treaty on climate change?

    The Kyoto protocol for the control of greenhouse gases arrived stillborn in mid-February, and the event was a cause for celebration for anyone who cares about America's economy and its workers.


  • May 12, 2005

    A Taxing Dilemma

    Lately I have irked some fellow conservatives by attacking the idea that a national retail sales tax can replace our current federal tax system, while at the same time endorsing a value-added tax as a new tax on top of our current system. To many of my friends, it looks as if I have switched sides. For their benefit, I would like to explain myself and assure them that I am still a conservative in good standing.


  • May 02, 2005

    HOW TO SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY: Private Accounts, Indexing Necessary

    I am 63 years old. I could easily argue for maintaining the status quo in Social Security, protecting benefits for me and my contemporaries without regard to our country's future retirees. But I won't, and that's why I'm leading the National Center for Policy Analysis' education effort in Arizona. Over 70 million people not long ago were changing diapers, soon they will be wearing them. Over 70 million people will be going from pushing strollers to pushing walkers.


  • May 01, 2005

    Students consider security of future

    College students say they are worried about Social Security and fear they'll never see a return on their investment unless the system is overhauled.


  • Apr 28, 2005

    Two views of the Bush Social Security plan

    Ten thousand baby boomers turn 55 every day for the next 15 years. Most are enjoying their peak earning power right now and billions of surplus dollars are pouring into the Social Security fund. However, those dollars are flowing into a "pay-as-you-go" system so they're flowing out just as fast as they come in.


  • Apr 20, 2005

    U.S. political atmosphere worst since Nixon, Fox anchor says

    If politics in Washington, D.C., seem especially rancorous to you lately, Fox News anchor Brit Hume would agree, but he also offers this tip: It's about to get much worse.


  • Apr 11, 2005

    Employers probe health care options

    After six years of double-digit rate increases, fewer companies are paying the full bill for insuring their employees as more consider plans that put patients in charge of their medical spending.


  • Apr 06, 2005

    Feed the Beast

    GROWING numbers of policy analysts and politicians are saying that it may finally be time to consider a value-added tax as part of our federal revenue system. In years past, I would have been in the forefront of those denouncing the idea. But now, reluctantly, I have joined the pro-V.A.T. side. Here's why.