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  • Backgrounder posted January 28, 1992 by Christopher M.; Malone, James L. Guidelines for the United Nations' Environmental Conference

    (Archived document, may contain errors) ,874 January 28,1992 GUIDELINES FOR THE U.N ENWR0"TAL CONFERENCE INTRODUCTION The United Nations this March continues its analysis of how national environ mental policies affect economic development. Convening in Manhattan from March 2 to April 3 is the fourth preparatory conference for the U.N. Conference on…

  • Backgrounder posted January 30, 1990 by James L. Sam Skinner's Sensible National Transportation Strategy

    (Archived document, may contain errors) . 750 I Jan~ary30,.1990 a Secretary of Transportation Samuel Skinners highest priority has been to design a M~~OIM~ transportation strategy that would be a comprehensive statement of federal transportation policy. This has generated much understandable apprehension among supporters of market-oriented transp o rtation…

  • Backgrounder posted June 30, 1989 by James L. Status Report: Airline Competition and Concentration SinceDeregulation

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 717 June 30,1989 STATUS REPORR AIRLINE COMPETJIXON AND CONCENTRATION SINCEDEREGULATION INTRODUCTION Airline dereguktion once again is under attack. Pointing to the recent wave of mergers between airlines, some observers now are saying that r dere Nation hG I failed b Loosening federal I controls .ax over 1.…

  • Executive Memorandum posted July 6, 1988 by James L. Responding to the Drought

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 7/6/88 208 RESPONDING TO THE DROUGHT Only a few m onths ago, it looked as if America's farmers finally were recove ring from the hard times they had suffered throughout the 1980s. Exports were increasing, debt diminishing, and farm income was reaching record highs. Then came the drought. Whi le the full…

  • Executive Memorandum posted April 28, 1988 by James L. Two Cheers for the Aviation Safety Commission

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 4/28/88 196 TWO CHEERS FOR THE' AVIATION SAFETY COMMISSION The Federal Aviation Administration's investigations of Eastern Airlines and Continental Airlines seem to have revived claims that the airline deregulation begun by the Carter Administration has decreased airline safety. These claims are refuted by…

  • Backgrounder posted March 8, 1988 by James L. Amending the Constitution by the Convention Method

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 637 March 8,1988 AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION BY THE CONVENTION METHOD INTRODUCTION what has made the United S tates Constitution an enviable living document is Article V, by which the Constitution provides for its own revision. Under. this article, the Constitution has been amended 26 times. Whether there wjll be a 27th…

  • Backgrounder posted August 27, 1987 by James L. A Proposal to Untangle America's Air Travel

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 600 August 27, 1987 A PROPOSAL TO UNTANGLE AMERICAS AIR TRAVEL INTRODUCIZON The adventure of air travel in the United States has become this summers hottest topic Tales abound of congested airports, flight delays and cancellations near misse s in the air--and just last week, the first U.S. commercial air crash in…

  • Backgrounder posted March 18, 1987 by James L. Five Myths About the State of the American Farmer

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 569 March 18, 1987 I w I I v I n .R y1 I 4.. Y b .I ir FIVE MYTHS ABOUT THE STATE I OF THE AMERICAN FARMER INTRODUCTION Debates about federal agricultural policy often are long on emotion and rhetoric and short on facts. At no time was this more apparent than during congressional consideration of the Food Security Act…

  • Executive Memorandum posted February 10, 1987 by James L. Energy Efficiency Standards: Robbing the American Consumer

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 2/10/87 148 ENERGY EFFICIENCY STANDARDS: ROBBING THE AMERICAN CONSUMER When the Senate reconvenes next week, one of the first items an its docket will be S. 83, a bill that would impose minimum energy efficiency standards on household appliances sold throughout the United States. Althoug h touted as a…

  • Backgrounder posted November 12, 1986 by James L. What Deregulation Has Meant for Airline Safety

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 545 November 12, 1986 WHAT DEREGULATION HAS MEANT FOR AIRLINE SAFETY INTRODUCTION The mid-air collision of an Aeromexico jet and a private airplane over Los Angeles this August reopened the question of. airway safety Is the air traffic co ntrol system overwhelmed by the increase in air traffic Is the FAA…

  • Executive Memorandum posted July 28, 1986 by James L. Freeing National and Dulles Airports from Their Federal Burden

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 7/28/86 127 FREEING NATIONAL AND DULLES AIRPORTS FROM THEIR FEDERAL BURDEN National and Dulles airports, serving Washington, D.C., claim a unique status in the U.S. air transportation system. Alone among the hundreds of U.S. commercial airports, they are owned and operated by the fed eral government. But in…

  • Backgrounder posted March 19, 1986 by James L. New Ways to Provide Legal Services to the Poor

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 4 96 March 19, 1986 NEW WAYS TO PROVIDE LEGAL SEKVICES TO THE POOR INTRODUCTION Americans rightly believe that access to justice is an essential element of a democrat ic system. It is generally agreed that every individual should be able to protect his or her rights, regardless of personal wealth. With this in mind,…

  • Backgrounder posted January 16, 1986 by James L. Time to Complete Trucking Deregulation

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 481 January 16, 1986 TIME TO COMPLETE TRUCKING DEREGULATION INTRODUCTION Congress partially deregulated,America's trucking industry with the Motor Carrier Act of 19 80. At the th e, opponents of deregulation predictably warned of dire consequences from a freer market in trucking. They forecast higher prices and…

  • Executive Memorandum posted December 19, 1985 by James L. The Farm Bill: Now a Bailout for Moscow

    (Archived document, may contain errors) . ...... ..... 12/19/85 105 THE FARM BILL: NOW A BAILOUT FOR MOSCOW Less than a week after solemnly passing a bill mandating a balanced federal budget by 1991, the U.S. Congress has sent to the President a farm bill that will cost taxpayers at least $52 billion over the next three years. Although the…

  • Executive Memorandum posted December 12, 1985 by James L. Narrowing the U.S. Trade Deficit by Antitrust Reforms

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 12/12/85 103 NARROWING THE U.S. TRADE DEFICIT BY ANTITRUST REFORMS A C abinet-level committee last week recommended to Ronald Reagan a package of sweeping changes in the U.S. antitrust laws. These overdue reforms would go a long way toward making U.S. industry more competitive at home and abroad. The…