Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NCPA: Daily Policy Digest 1-27-2010

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Daily Policy Digest

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Economic Issues

THE GOLDEN QUARTER

1983-2007 was the most prosperous 25 years ever and were characterized by a long-term trend toward lower tax rates, says Richard W. Rahn, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Chairman of the Institute for Global Economic Growth...

WASHINGTON TIMES

Economic Issues

DON'T LOOK TO EUROPE, THE UNITED STATES NEEDS REHAB CAPITALISM

In every measure, Europe is lacking in economic dynamism, says Edmund S. Phelps, director of the Center on Capitalism and Society at Columbia University and the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics...

CNBC

Economic Issues

THE MOSTLY FREE ANGLO-AMERICAN ALLIANCE

In 2009, economic freedom declined in both the United States and the United Kingdom, according to the "Index of Economic Freedom"...

HERITAGE FOUNDATION

Social Issues

FAMILY BREAKDOWN IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

In the United Kingdom, over 40 percent of children are now born outside marriage, according to report...

CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

Environment Issues

HOW REGRESSIVE IS A PRICE ON CARBON?

The poorest would be the hardest hit if governments implemented either a cap-and-trade plan or a carbon tax, according to researchers Corbett Grainger and Charles Kolstad...

NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Government Issues

THE FORFEITURE RACKET

Over the past three decades, it has become routine in the United States for state, local and federal governments to seize the property of people who were never even charged with, much less convicted of, a crime, says Radley Balko, a senior editor at Reason magazine...

REASON

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