NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 1-15-2010

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Daily Policy Digest

Friday, January 15, 2010

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Federal Spending & Budget Issues

HOW TO GUARD AGAINST STIMULUS FRAUD

Based on experience, the cost of fraud involving federal government stimulus outlays could easily reach $100 billion, says Daniel J. Castleman, a former chief assistant Manhattan district attorney, and current managing director at FTI Consulting...

WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

HOPE AND DELUSION IN HEALTH CARE

The Senate health "reform" bill is very similar to the reform laws in Massachusetts, where an average family of four pays more than $13,000 in premiums -- the highest in the nation, says Rick Scott, chairman of Conservatives for Patients' Rights...

WASHINGTON TIMES

Taxes

HALF OF WASHINGTON SMOKES EXPECTED TO BE ILLEGAL WITH PROPOSED TAX HIKE

A $1.00 per pack increase in cigarette taxes would increase Washington state's smuggling rates from 39.3 percent to 51.5 percent, says Michael D. LaFaive, director of the Mackinac Center's Morey Fiscal Policy Initiative...

MACKINAC CENTER

Environment Issues

GOVERNOR'S "GREEN" BUILDING PROPOSAL FOUNDED ON HISTORY OF COSTLY AND INEFFECTIVE ECO-FADS

Proposing projects with a history of failure is not only bad for taxpayers, it also wastes resources that might truly promote environmental sustainability, says Todd Myers, Director of the WPC's Center for the Environment...

WASHINGTON POLICY CENTER

Economic Issues

ASCENDANT CHILE JOINS OECD: A TRIUMPH OF LIBERTY

Adopting Milton Friedman's economic policies have paid off for Chile, says Ryan Streeter, a Senior Fellow with the London-based Legatum Institute...

AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

Health Issues

THE LATEST, GREATEST TOOLS FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM: SOAP, AND FEWER DRUGS

Bathing patients before surgery and swabbing their noses with antibiotic ointment can prevent infections and save money, say researchers...

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO/ASSOCIATED PRESS/TRIPLEPUNDIT

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