NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 11-16-2009

National Center for Policy Analysis

National Center for Policy Analysis

Daily Policy Digest

Monday, November 16, 2009

Health Issues

FUNDAMENTAL, COMMONSENSE HEALTH CARE REFORMS

We should end the tax exclusion for health care and replace it with a standardized tax credit or tax deduction, say Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office, and Paul Howard, both of the Manhattan Institute...

FOX NEWS

Government Issues

POLITICAL DOWNSIZING

In what western New York calls "political downsizing," communities are voting by referendum to reduce the number of seats on town councils, say observers...

USA TODAY

International Issues

ISRAEL'S LIVELY START-UP CULTURE KEEPS ECONOMY THRIVING

With fewer people than the state of New Jersey, Israel has more companies on the tech-oriented NASDAQ than any country outside the United States -- more than all of Europe, Japan, Korea, India and China combined, say authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer...

CNN.COM

Energy Issues

PERSONAL CARBON ALLOWANCE

Great Britain's planned personal carbon allowances are "Orwellian" and will have a detrimental impact on business, says Ruth Lea, an economist from Arbuthnot Banking Group...

TELEGRAPH

Trade Issues

PROMOTING TECHNOLOGY DIFFUSION TO THE DEVELOPING WORLD: A BLUEPRINT FOR ADVANCING, PROTECTING, AND SHARING INNOVATION

It is imperative that cutting-edge technologies that can aid others and advance development be made available around the world, says the Global Intellectual Property Center...

U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Health Issues

ADULT VACCINES: RAISING AWARENESS, IMPROVING ACCESS

Vaccine-preventable diseases cause substantial sickness and death and contribute to excess health care spending for medical treatment and hospitalizations, say scientists...

AMERICAN COUNCIL ON SCIENCE AND HEALTH

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