NCPA - National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

What Are Unfunded Mandates Costing the States?

In 2010, the federal government imposed 86 unfunded mandates on state and local governments, easily a modern record...

Reasons Not to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank

Jobs will not vanish if the Ex-Im Bank charter expires...

Open Skies Agreements Lead to Airfare Savings

Open Skies Agreements have lowered airfare 15 percent and increased international flight operations for consumers...

Residential Segregation Rising?

The traditional story of increasing segregation in urban areas in response to black migration to urban centers is incomplete...

Simple Logic Derails Congress' Positive Train Control Initiative

Positive train control is a classic example of what you get when Congress tries to dictate solutions to commercial and technological problems...

"Tough on Crime" Laws Cost Taxpayers $80 Billion Annually

With high rates of recidivism, the broken incarceration system wastes taxpayer dollars, threatens the safety of our communities and demoralizes victims by leaving many offenders unaccountable...

United States Federal Regulatory State is Larger than India's Economy

In 2014, agencies issued 16 new regulations for every law—that is 3,554 new regulations compared to 224 new laws...

Small Businesses Affected Most by Government Regulations

Since 2008, the federal government has imposed $733.9 billion in regulatory costs...

Taxpayers Foot the Bill for Federal Mismanagement, Again

The Government Accountability Office estimated the total cost of the Department of Homeland Security's 22 programs is about $9.7 billion higher than originally expected...

Will Congress Reform the U.S. Patent System?

The crux of the issue over patent reform appears to be twofold: whether Congress should enact comprehensive patent reform legislation, or pass targeted legislation making specific – and limited –improvements to the nation's patent system to address flaws in the system...


« Newer « 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15  Older »