NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 12-14-2009

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Daily Policy Digest

Monday, December 14, 2009

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Health Issues

SENATE BILL'S 'BOTAX' WRINKLES NOSES

Elective cosmetic surgery is perceived as a luxury good and is therefore an easy target for reformers looking for means of funding health reform, says Devon Herrick, a health economist with the National Center for Policy Analysis...

HOUSTON CHRONICLE

Economic Issues

FOR FEDS, MORE GET SIX-FIGURE SALARIES

Federal workers are enjoying an extraordinary boom time -- in pay and hiring -- during a recession that has cost 7.3 million jobs in the private sector...

USA TODAY

Global Warming

CARBON TRADING FRAUDSTERS IN EUROPE POCKET $7.3 BILLION

It is estimated that in some countries, up to 90 percent of the whole market volume for carbon trading was caused by fraudulent activities, says Europol, the European law enforcement agency...

TELEGRAPH

State and Local Issues

MICHIGAN'S AUTO INSURERS MAKE ONLY A SMALL PROFIT

The real reason for Michigan's exorbitant insurance premiums is not unrestrained greed from insurers, but the unrestrained costs of writing insurance in the state, says Michelle Minton, Director of Insurance Studies at the Competitive Enterprise Institute...

DETROIT NEWS

Crime

STUDY SHOWS STATE'S HOMICIDE RATE PREDICTED ITS TRAFFIC FATALITIES

Some populations are more violent and aggressive than others, and this aggression leads both to dangerous driving and to a higher murder rate, says Michael Sivak, a psychologist at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor...

FOXNEWS

International Issues

CZECHS LEGALIZE CANNABIS

The Czech government has decriminalized the cultivation and possession of Cannabis by individuals...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

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