NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 12-02-2009

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Daily Policy Digest

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

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Federal Spending & Budget Issues

A "LOST DECADE" FOR U.S. GROWTH?

The high tax rates necessary to balance the budget in the next several years will discourage all income-producing endeavors, says Bill Ahern, Policy Director for the Tax Foundation...

INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY

Economic Issues

MANY MINORITIES SHUN BANKS

Nearly 30 million households have no bank account or have one but also use alternate financial services at least occasionally, according a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation report...

USA TODAY

State and Local Issues

DUBAI DRIBBLE

Albany and New York City have their own "Dubai Worlds" -- state-owned entities that borrow buckets of money to invest in oft-dubious projects without the "official" backing of taxpayers, says Nicole Gelinas, a Manhattan Institute fellow...

NEW YORK FISCAL WATCH/NEW YORK POST

Economic Issues

UNITED STATES SHARE OF WORLD GDP REMARKABLY CONSTANT

Because of advances in technology, innovation and significant improvements in U.S. productivity, America's share of total world output has remained remarkably constant at a little more than 25 percent over the past 40 years, says Mark J. Perry, a University of Michigan Professor of Economics and Finance...

CARPE DIEM

Economic Issues

AMERICA AS TEXAS VS. CALIFORNIA

There are four reasons California is imploding economically and Texas is growing and creating wealth, says Ryan Streeter, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute...

THE AMERICAN

Education Issues

SCHOOL CHOICE WILL SAVE VERMONT MILLIONS

Vermont could save $80 million by offering school choice and other measures, according to report...

ETHAN ALLEN INSTITUTE/WCAX.COM

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