NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • 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.