NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 1-20-2010

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Daily Policy Digest

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

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State and Local Issues

THE GREAT D.C. MIGRATION

Democrats in state capitals and Washington have convinced themselves that "soak the rich" tax policies can help balance budgets, but the main effect seems to be to stimulate bon voyage parties, say observers...

UNITED VAN LINES/WALL STREET JOURNAL

Health Issues

THE MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH PLAN: MUCH PAIN, LITTLE GAIN

The costs of health care reform moving through Congress may be far greater than legislators and voters believe, while the benefits may be smaller than the conventional wisdom about Massachusetts similar reform suggests, say researchers Aaron Yelowitz and Michael F. Cannon...

CATO INSTITUTE

Education Issues

RAISING THE EDUCATION BAR

Too many states' benchmarks for reading and math are too low, says Marcus Winters, a Senior Fellow with the Manhattan Institute...

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Education Issues

SWEDISH SCHOOLS MORE AMERICAN THAN AMERICA'S

Sweden's approach to education is culturally all-American: Its model encourages competition and empowers individuals to take responsibility for their own education, says columnist Clayton M. McCleskey...

THE SWEDISH WIRE/DALLAS MORNING NEWS

Education Issues

NO ONE GETS PRIZES

In South Africa, blacks suffer most, as schools remain ill-equipped and children are ill-taught, say observers...

THE ECONOMIST

Social Issues

CONFORMITY KILLS

Societies may engage in self-destructive conformity when they face unexpected environmental crises, say researchers...

EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR/REASON

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David M. Walker - Friday, January 29, 2010

David M. Walker, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation and former Comptroller of the United States, will discuss his new book Comeback America: Turning the Country Around and Restoring Fiscal Responsibility

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Mitt Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts and former Republican Candidate for President of the United States, will discuss his new book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness

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