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Occupational Licensing Reform: Walk, Don't Run

In 1952, less than 5 percent of U.S. workers were required to be licensed to legally perform their jobs. By 2008, that number had risen to 29 percent, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...

Will the Nation's Capital Have Universal School Choice?

Recently, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the Educational Freedom Accounts Act (S. 2455), creating a universal school choice program in Washington, D.C...

"Pricelessness" is Much More Than an Efficiency/Equity Trade-off Issue

Much less than a free market is an adequate first step towards transformational school system reform...

North Carolina Is on a Roll

North Carolina may have the opportunity for its citizens to vote on a referendum to reduce taxes and limit the growth of state spending...

Will Drug Companies' Price Firewall Melt?

A recent Kaiser Family Foundation Tracking Poll brings dire news for innovative drug companies: 83 percent of respondents favor a policy "allowing the federal government to negotiate drug prices for Medicare beneficiaries"...

Gross Domestic Product: Health Spending 29 Percent of Growth

Obamacare is not bending the cost curve...

Fast Track to Nowhere? Biological Intellectual Property in the Trans Pacific Partnership

The Trans Pacific Partnership is a free-trade deal between over a dozen countries which had bipartisan Congressional support. Unfortunately, President Obama's failure to protect intellectual property in biologic medicines has likely doomed the deal to failure...

Obama Announces $98 Billion More in Wasteful Transportation Spending

The Fast Act transportation bill and the new transportation proposal both fail to address several key problems with the Highway Trust Fund and the federal gas tax...

Health Care Savings in Obama's Budget

Congressional Republicans are utterly ignoring the president's proposed budget...

Obamacare Coverage Is Worse than Nothing for Most People

A primary goal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to make health coverage affordable and expand coverage. But the ACA made health care unaffordable and left the formerly-insured better off with no coverage, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick for Townhall...


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