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Should Tipping Be Abolished?

Tipping opponents do not seem to appreciate the economics of tipping. Tipping has economic advantages for everyone concerned: restaurant owners, their customers, servers and other workers, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Richard McKenzie...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Services Spending Significantly Up

There is no health spending slowdown, according to NCPA Senior Fellow John R. Graham...

Available and Off-Limits Offshore U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Resources

Close to 87 percent of all federally controlled offshore acreage is off-limits to oil and natural gas development, writes NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen...

Two Thirds of Patients' Hospital Debts Unpaid

When it comes to getting money from patients directly, hospitals are hopeless, with two thirds of their accounts receivable remaining unpaid...

Ever Increasing Tax Hikes Won't Save Medicaid

After more than a year, California's politicians and health insurers have finally agreed to and passed a tax hike to finance California's Medicaid program...

Americans Think Their Health Care Is Fine, but American Health Care Is Not

Almost half the people who believe their own state's health care is excellent deny that it is excellent elsewhere in the country...

Strange Bedfellows Defending Obamacare

All the GOP candidates for president want to repeal Obamacare. However, a new report argues doing so will increase the deficit by repealing the taxes and cuts to the Medicare program that are part of the Affordable Care Act...

The Unintended Consequences of America's Rush toward STEM Education

American education is shifting away from the liberal arts and toward the teaching of specific technical skills so that we can survive in the 21st century global marketplace...

Student Achievement Gains Are Still Unrelated to Increased Education Spending

There is no correlation between education spending and changes in student achievement over the past quarter century...

Serious Changes Coming for Military Acquisition

This proposed legislation is the first step in fixing a broken system for military acquisition...


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