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Friday, December 30, 2016
Obamacare Repeal Has Begun For Small Firms
By NCPA @ 10:59 PM :: 3323 Views :: Health Care

Democrat politicians’ first real step towards conceding Obamacare needs to be repealed and replaced....

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Sunday, October 30, 2016
Obamacare 2017 Premium Hikes 25 Percent. What's Next?
By NCPA @ 3:16 AM :: 3889 Views :: Health Care

Back in June, it looked like the hike would be 16 percent....

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Pay for Performance: Budget Busting "Incentives" in Medicare Reform
By NCPA @ 5:59 PM :: 3126 Views :: Health Care

...MACRA imported all the worst elements of Obamacare into Medicare....

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Friday, September 9, 2016
Bag Ban: A Wealth Transfer from Customers to Big Grocers
By NCPA @ 5:32 AM :: 4911 Views :: Environment, Taxes

...retailers could gain an estimated $442 million in annual revenue from the sale of paper bags and reusable bags....

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Thursday, September 1, 2016
EpiPen: A Case Study of Government Harm
By NCPA @ 4:24 PM :: 3404 Views :: Health Care

...the government made a couple of interventions in the market that allowed the manufacturer to raise prices....

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
A Practical Approach to Occupational Licensing Reform
By NCPA @ 11:28 PM :: 3406 Views :: Small Business

On average, a cosmetologist needed 372 days in training while an EMT needed just 33....

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Thursday, May 26, 2016
Billions of Dollars Later, Veterans Health Administration Still Failing
By NCPA @ 2:05 PM :: 4240 Views :: Health Care, Military

The results are pretty bad, according to a report by Dr. Sanjay Gupta....

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Friday, May 13, 2016
E-Scrips: New York First to Adopt Common Sense Solution to Opioid Abuse
By NCPA @ 3:38 PM :: 4444 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... will Hawaii be next? ....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Does the EITC Reduce Savings Among the Poor?
By NCPA @ 7:00 PM :: 3493 Views :: Tax Credits

Few policies have enjoyed as much bipartisan support as the EITC....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Don’t Let the Opt-Out of Common Core Testing Movement Fool You
By NCPA @ 3:19 PM :: 4528 Views :: Education K-12, Labor

...teacher unions are flat out against this because they do not want their members held accountable....

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Friday, December 11, 2015
Education: U.S. House Passes ObamaCORE!
By NCPA @ 1:07 PM :: 3887 Views :: Education K-12

Common Core is being redefined as social-emotional learning, which must come first in the learning hierarchy — with academics taking a backseat....

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Does Your State Adjust Its Income Tax Brackets For Inflation?
By NCPA @ 12:01 AM :: 4048 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes
...17 states (including Hawaii) do not index at all.  When tax brackets aren’t indexed for inflation, it results in what economists call “bracket creep.”....
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Monday, November 16, 2015
Offshore? Let Wind and Solar Energy Subsides Expire
By NCPA @ 12:55 PM :: 3908 Views :: Energy

Offshore wind is 2.6 times more expensive as onshore wind power and is 3.4 times more expensive than power produced by a natural gas combined cycle plant....

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Friday, November 13, 2015
Organics: Another Fine Government Mess
By NCPA @ 1:32 PM :: 4832 Views :: Agriculture, GMOs

The current Chipotle E-Coli outbreak offers an opportunity for shoppers to understand the true nature of the USDA’s organic certification program....

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
The Unaffordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 1:02 PM :: 4453 Views :: Health Care, Cost of Living

As the sheen wears off of subsidized health coverage, and more Americans find they are paying hundreds per month for coverage that provides few benefits....

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
NYT: The Reign of Recycling
By NCPA @ 2:13 PM :: 3575 Views :: Environment

Despite decades of exhortations and mandates, it's still typically more expensive for municipalities to recycle household waste than to send it to a landfill....

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Study: Mixed Results from Pre-K Program
By NCPA @ 4:14 PM :: 3449 Views :: Education K-12

...by the end of first grade, the achievement scores for both groups were again equal and by third grade the scores of children who participated in the pre-K program were lower than those who had not....

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Monday, October 26, 2015
Hawaii Health Department Vulnerable to Waste and Abuse
By NCPA @ 12:30 PM :: 4002 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care

An investigation by Hawaii's state auditor into the state's Department of Health....

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Labor Market Effects: Obamacare vs Hawaii Prepaid Health Care
By NCPA @ 12:15 PM :: 4725 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Labor

...0.5 to 1 percentage point increase in the part-time fraction in high-uninsurance states relative to low-uninsurance states....

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Does Subsidized Housing Reduce Homelessness?
By NCPA @ 3:47 PM :: 3453 Views :: Homelessness

A recent Federal Reserve Bank study examined the impact of subsidized housing on homelessness....

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Friday, October 9, 2015
Public Sector Unions: Bastions of white-collar Privilege
By NCPA @ 4:07 PM :: 3343 Views :: Labor

They engage in politics to expand and protect the perks of government employees who are more likely to have attended college and garner salary and benefit packages more generous than the average private sector worker....

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Friday, October 2, 2015
‘Smart Growth’ Drives up Housing Costs
By NCPA @ 1:14 PM :: 5838 Views :: Development, Land Use, Cost of Living

A study reveals that urban containment, or smart growth policies, have been shown to drive the price of housing up....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
Economic Freedom of the World: US Ranks 16th
By NCPA @ 6:28 PM :: 3596 Views :: National News

The Fraser Institutes Annual report measures the degree of economic freedom in various countries around the world....

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Friday, September 18, 2015
'Smart Growth' Causes Hawaii Losses in Affordable Housing
By NCPA @ 5:57 PM :: 6311 Views :: Development, Hawaii Statistics, Land Use, Cost of Living

...Hawaii, California, Oregon, Vermont, Florida and Washington, which adopted some type of restrictive land-use policy over the last 30 years, all experienced some of the largest losses, in terms of home affordability....

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Saturday, September 5, 2015
Drillers Unleash 'Super-Size' Natural Gas Output
By NCPA @ 10:25 AM :: 3451 Views :: Energy

...the era of low American natural gas prices could extend for decades....

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Big Solar's Subsidy Bubble
By NCPA @ 9:40 PM :: 3750 Views :: Energy

...four Democrats from solar-rich states, have voiced concern that solar installation companies are engaging in deceptive marketing in order to attract new customers....

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Thursday, August 27, 2015
Forbes: Fracking Is Our Clean Power Plan
By NCPA @ 4:17 PM :: 5574 Views :: Energy, Environment, Cost of Living

The U.S. already leads the world in carbon emissions reduction thanks to the increased use of natural gas obtained through fracking....

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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Federal Judge Orders EIS for Windfarms
By NCPA @ 4:19 PM :: 4817 Views :: Energy, Environment

The judge determined that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act when it issued 30 year permits to wind-energy companies without first conducting an environmental-impact assessment....

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Friday, August 14, 2015
How Free Market Environmentalism is Transforming Parks
By NCPA @ 7:31 AM :: 3329 Views :: Environment

The U.S. Army managed Yellowstone and other national parks until the National Park Service was established in 1916....

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Renewables Offer No Bang for Your Megawatt
By NCPA @ 1:28 PM :: 3392 Views :: Energy

...renewables have a low capacity factor because their power sources are dependent on the elements....

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Travel Taxes: The Hidden Trifecta
By NCPA @ 11:50 PM :: 4208 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

Hotel occupancy taxes also appear to eat into the budget tourists set for their vacation trips. Such an effect was empirically observed in Hawaii in 2013....

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
No More Bee-Pocalypse
By NCPA @ 3:50 PM :: 5157 Views :: Environment, Agriculture

...the cover of Time magazine foretold of a "world without bees"....

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
US Manufacturing Costs to Fall Below China
By NCPA @ 1:39 PM :: 4840 Views :: Energy, National News

Rising wages in China and increased industrial productivity in the United States contributed to that trend, but the report cited hydraulic fracturing as the primary reason for the shift in costs....

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015
"Zero Emission Vehicles" Are Not Emission Free
By NCPA @ 2:25 PM :: 4791 Views :: Energy, Environment

...electric vehicles generate a negative environmental benefit of about -0.5 cents per mile relative to comparable gasoline vehicles....

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Monday, June 1, 2015
Why Unions Want Exemption from the Minimum Wage Hikes They Fought For
By NCPA @ 1:58 PM :: 3663 Views :: Labor

Once the higher minimum wage bill is signed into law, with the exemption for unions, then organizing becomes a win-win for employers and unions....

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Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wind and Solar Facilities Face No Consequences for Killing Millions of Birds
By NCPA @ 2:36 PM :: 4436 Views :: Energy, Environment

On December 9, 2013, the Obama Administration finalized a regulation allowing wind energy companies to obtain 30-year permits to kill eagles....

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Monday, May 11, 2015
Powerwall or Powerdream?
By NCPA @ 6:37 PM :: 3688 Views :: Energy

...it would take over 7 years before the savings would cover the cost of the Powerwall....

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Saturday, May 9, 2015
Could Private Exchanges Save Health Care?
By NCPA @ 6:10 PM :: 3309 Views :: Health Care

Real choice and genuine market competition could spark the real health care change America has been waiting for....

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Your Electric Bill is Higher than you Think
By NCPA @ 2:27 PM :: 4956 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Consumers pay for electricity twice: once through monthly electricity bills and a second time through taxes that finance subsidies for inefficient wind and other energy producers....

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Friday, April 3, 2015
Where Do Our Tuition Dollars Go?
By NCPA @ 5:52 PM :: 2572 Views

The reason for these new costs? "Administrative bloat," which is also known as a decline in the teaching faculty to administrative staff ratio....

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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Obama's Budget: One Trillion Dollars of New Taxes
By NCPA @ 3:43 PM :: 4333 Views :: National News, Taxes

Here are five Obama tax proposals that make no sense....

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Jones Act: The little-discussed policy that's a major problem for international trade
By NCPA @ 4:34 PM :: 3503 Views :: Jones Act

...Jared Meyer of Economics21 at the Manhattan Institute says the 1920 law hurts the American economy, raises prices and harms the American shipping industry....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
United States Ranks Twelfth for Economic Freedom
By NCPA @ 12:37 PM :: 3688 Views :: Economy

...America's public debt "exceeds the value of the economy's annual production."....

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Children in Single-Parent Families Perform Worse on Achievement Tests than Their Two-Parent Peers
By NCPA @ 12:20 PM :: 4086 Views :: Education K-12, Family

Among 15-year-old students in the United States, 20.7 percent live in single-parent families....

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Friday, January 23, 2015
Improve Health Care Competition by Repealing State Laws
By NCPA @ 9:52 AM :: 3007 Views :: Health Care

...Repeal certificate of need (CON) laws....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Litigation Update: the Affordable Care Act
By NCPA @ 1:39 PM :: 3314 Views :: Health Care

The Affordable Care Act is now law, but controversy over the bill is far from over....

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
You're Paying Double for Sugar
By NCPA @ 1:37 PM :: 4395 Views :: Agriculture, Cost of Living

American sugar prices would be a lot lower if the government would stop interfering in the sugar market....

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Monday, January 5, 2015
No Health Benefit from Cigarette Tax Hikes
By NCPA @ 11:42 AM :: 4045 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

Smokers earning less than $30,000 annually spent 14.2 percent of their income on cigarettes....

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Friday, December 19, 2014
Reforming No Child Left Behind
By NCPA @ 4:51 PM :: 3570 Views :: Education K-12

...reauthorization of the program must be accompanied by major reforms....

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Friday, December 5, 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Opportunities for International Trade and Internal Growth
By NCPA @ 10:05 AM :: 5451 Views :: World News, Economy

Completing the agreement will create the largest free trade area, in terms of both goods and services, in which the United States participates....

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