NCPA Media: NCPA in the News
Sep 20, 2005
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
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. 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.