NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
May 08, 2004
As the nation prepares to celebrate Mother's Day, we should stop and ponder two striking facts about American families.
May 06, 2004
When people vote for candidates, they are not just voting for an individual; they are voting for a party. I don't just mean in terms of control of the White House or Congress, but in a philosophical sense.
May 03, 2004
announcement that real gross domestic product grew at a 4.2% rate in the first quarter is good news. But one cannot help but feel that we should be doing better. The real gross domestic product normally grows much more rapidly in the early stages of economic expansions following a recession. One possible culprit for the less than hoped for growth may be the phasing-in of key elements of the 2001 tax cut.
Apr 12, 2004
A Syracuse University study is raising some new questions about whether companies are getting off too easy around tax time. The university's government watchdog group said the IRS is...
Apr 11, 2004
In his dark suit, white shirt and complementary tie, Dr. John C. Goodman appears an unlikely revolutionary. But in the North Dallas offices of the National Center for Policy Analysis, Dr. Goodman and others on his team plot seismic shifts in American society, from medical care to education, taxes to retirement.
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.