NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 11-06-2009

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Friday, November 6, 2009

Taxes

THE RETURN OF THE INFLATION TAX

The Pelosi-Obama health tax surcharge will punish millions of middle-class Americans over time with tax rates advertised as only hitting "the rich," say observers...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

THE COMING SHORTAGE OF DOCTORS

Our aging population is challenge enough. Try to get an appointment after health care reform, says Dr. Herbert Pardes, president and CEO of New York Presbyterian Hospital...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Economic Issues

CASH HOARD REFLECTS FEARS OF OBAMA PLANS

The nation's largest companies are sitting on nearly $1 trillion in cash, or roughly 10 percent of their assets, the largest stash of idle money in 40 years, according to the Wall Street Journal...

DETROIT NEWS

Health Issues

THE IMPACT OF PATENT EXPIRATION ON U.S. DRUG PRICES, MARKETING AND UTILIZATION BY THE PUBLIC

Drugs generally lose patent protection about 12 years after they are first sold in the United States; within five years after patent expiration, prices decline by 61 percent, say economists Frank Lichtenberg and Gautier Duflos...

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY/PARIS SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS/MANHATTAN INSTITUTE

Economic Issues

HOW TO AVOID POVERTY AND ENTER THE AMERICAN MIDDLE CLASS

Social policies will be more successful if they encourage people to do things that bring longer-term success, say observers...

BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

Economic Issues

TEN PRINCIPLES FOR TAX REFORM: PRINCIPLE FOUR

Minimizing economic harm should be the dominant consideration in the selection and design of taxes, says Robert Carling, a Senior Fellow with the Center for Independent Study...

POLICY

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