NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Apr 08, 2004
The average price of a gallon of gasoline should exceed an all-time high very soon, according to government and industry analysts. Citing strong demand and tight supplies, they predict average prices could exceed $1.80 per gallon within the next 60 days. But before you start thinking the price of gasoline is highway robbery, consider the real cost.
Apr 05, 2004
Reluctantly, Republicans have concluded that the outsourcing issue is not going away.
Their first response was to shoot the messenger -- in this case, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Greg Mankiw, who simply said the phenomenon is an inevitable byproduct of free trade.
Apr 01, 2004
John Kerry has unveiled his long-awaited economic plan -- one that he says will create 10 million new jobs in the U.S.
It's an extraordinarily unambitious plan, one that relies primarily on two tax gimmicks of dubious value. One would penalize U.S. companies with foreign operations to pay for a cut in the corporate tax rate. The other would revive a discredited job subsidy plan that has been tried before and failed.
Mar 05, 2004
CNNfn - The Financial Network
Mar 03, 2004
The John Kerry juggernaut in the Democratic primaries has convinced President Bush that the Massachusetts senator is his opponent in the 2004 election, and he expects a tough fight, a top supporter said Wednesday.
Mar 02, 2004
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has just issued a new report on employment growth over the next decade.
Prepared by the agency's career staff, it has an excellent record of forecasting industry and occupational trends. It contains good news for those seeking jobs -- if they have the right skills.
Mar 01, 2004
The 2004 campaign is under way, and finally the political world has turned its attention to the single most important domestic policy issue we face: Social Security. In comments before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan inadvertently ignited a firestorm that spooked the media, frightened retirees and put the election-year spin machines in high gear - all because he told the truth.
Feb 25, 2004
All parents know that when they let children get away with something they know is wrong, the chances are good that the children will do it again and push a little further next time. Eventually, a crisis point is reached where parents must put their foot down and punish the bad behavior.