NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 10-26-2009

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Monday, October 26, 2009

Government Issues

LET THE MARKETS REGULATE

The uneven playing field, created by Washington, distorts the economy and handicaps a healthy recovery, says Nicole Gelinas, a senior fellow with the Manhattan Institute...

NEW YORK TIMES

State and Local Issues

THE LIMITS OF TRANSIT: COSTLY DEAD-END

If the Chicago Transit Authority had kept its costs per passenger within inflation, it would have at least $400 million more each year, and would have no need to consider fare increases or service reductions, says Wendell Cox, a member of the Los Angeles County Transportation Commission...

NEWGEOGRAPHY

Energy Issues

CALIFORNIA'S ENERGY POLICY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR REDUCED CONSUMPTION

More than 75 percent of the touted benefits of California's costly energy policies are actually attributable to factors other than the policies, according to study...

STANFORD UNIVERSITY/HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Global Warming

120 AGRICULTURE GROUPS OPPOSE WAXMAN-MARKEY

The Waxman-Markey bill restricting carbon dioxide emissions would cost farmers $5 billion (initially) and by 2050 the cost would rise to $13 billion, says Adam Basford, national affairs coordinator for the Florida Farm Bureau Federation...

HEARTLAND INSTITUTE

Economic Issues

MEMO TO SPITZER: IT'S NOT YOUR MONEY

Pension funds do not have a good track record when they wield the money in their care for social and political agendas, say observers...

COMPETITIVE ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

Health Issues

WHAT DOES MEDICAID EXPANSION MEAN FOR TEXAS?

Some 2.5 million new enrollees are expected to sign up for Medicaid in Texas over the next decade, and the cost of the program is expected to rise by more than $20 billion, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission...

TEXAS PUBLIC POLICY FOUNDATION

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