PROJECT 21 ARCHIVE – 2000

Choking Black Prosperity, by Syd Gernstein

National Policy Analysis #306 /
At a cost of somewhere between $25 and $35 billion in taxpayer dollars, Congress passed the Clean Air Act Amendments in 1990.1 It is the mother of hundreds of regulatory laws across America that are supposed to address air pollution. Environmentalists are extremely protective of them, even if it means ...
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The Time for Superfund Reform is Now, by Michael Centrone

National Policy Analysis #307 /
There was a time when the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation in Toms River, New Jersey, employed nearly 2,000 workers. Today it employs none. The plant was forced to shut down operations in 1996 for violating the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) controversial Superfund law. But, as is often the case with ...
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Treaty to Combat Unproven Global Warming Threat Would Hurt Americans’ Standard of Living, by John K. Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #309 /
Engaging in the global warming debate is often akin to a journey into the surreal. Proponents of the theory that man-made greenhouse gases, primarily carbon dioxide, are dangerously heating up the planet urge politicians and the American people to support U.S. Senate ratification of the Kyoto Protocol, the treaty signed ...
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Economic Opportunity and Social Issues Trump Environment as Top Concerns for Poor and Minorities, by John Carlisle

National Policy Analysis #310 /
Environmental laws are unfair to minorities and the poor because, although they are least able to pay, they must bear the greatest costs for adhering to those laws through lost jobs and higher prices. The time is long overdue for government to start considering the negative economic impact of proposed ...
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Good For Thee, But Not For Me, by Mike Ramey

New Visions Commentary /
Who could forget the sound and the fury of the recent Million Mom March (it was thousands, actually) in Washington, D.C.? Ahh, the pageantry. Ooh, the morality. Ouch - the hypocrisy! Say what? Rosie O'Donnell, the television-talk-show-host-turned-anti-gun-advocate - the woman who is actively leading a crusade to disarm law-abiding citizens ...
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Carnivore is Hungry for Your Privacy, by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published August 2000 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Carnivore is hungry, and it's looking for food. What is Carnivore? It is a ...
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Raynard Johnson and the Ghosts of Mississippi, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
On June 16, Jerry Johnson was confronted by every good parent's nightmare. Hanging from a pecan tree in his front yard was the body of his youngest child, his boy, Raynard. Seventeen-year-old Raynard was handsome, got good grades and was well-liked. Still, even teens who seem happy are known to ...
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Clean Air Regulations Harmful to Minority Economic Gains, by Syd Gernstein

Black Americans have made remarkable progress in recent decades. The income levels of black households have tripled over the past 24 years, and the number of black-owned businesses more than doubled between 1987 and 1997. If these trends hold, racial economic parity may become reality in the not-too-distant future. But ...
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How the Environmental Protection Agency Became a Public Health Risk, by Michael Centrone

If the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established to safeguard the nation's environment, then why does it require people to purchase gasoline that pollutes the water and makes them sick? That, after all, is the result of the EPA's controversial policy of requiring certain regions of the nation to sell ...
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Black Network Applauds Congressional Tax Relief – “When We’ve Overpaid, We Want Our Money Back.” – July 2000

Press Release /
Members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 applaud efforts by congressional leaders to provide tax relief to all Americans through the repeal of the marriage tax and the "death tax" on estates, despite veto threats by the Clinton White House. Both chambers of Congress recently passed bills to dramatically ...
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Death Taxes are Killing Black Businesses, by Syd Gernstein

New Visions Commentary /
Do you ever feel like you're being taxed to death? The estates of many Americans are taxed when they die - sometimes creating terrible problems for those still living. And these unfair taxes may be the death of new African-American prosperity. As more Americans reach higher income brackets and open ...
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Gasoline Additives Fuel High Prices and Environmental Problems, by Syd Gernstein

There has never been a worse time for the government to enact policies that raise gasoline prices. In just the past 12 months, gasoline prices have skyrocketed - rising almost 45%.1 Desperate citizens are urging the government to intervene. It has, but not in the way money-drained citizens had in ...
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“Please Remember Hospice,” by Michael King

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published July 2000 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. The call came the morning of Easter Sunday as I was working on my ...
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Time for Some Child Control, by Kimberley Jane Wilson

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published July 2000 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. Earlier this year, a six-year-old boy pulled out a gun at school and killed ...
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Bill Clinton Makes Blacks Pay More at the Pump, by Stuart Pigler

New Visions Commentary /
With gasoline prices rising to well over two dollars a gallon in the Midwestern United States, America's love affair with the automobile may be headed toward a break-up. But before we ditch our wheels, we should first demand the government get rid of policies helping to drive up fuel prices ...
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Bio-Foods Can Improve Nutrition in America, Cut Starvation and Disease in Africa, by John Meredith

New Visions Commentary /
Wouldn't you rather eat a banana than get a shot? I know that I would. Science now makes it possible to get a vaccination against hepatitis, which kills an estimated 100 million people per year worldwide, simply by eating a banana. A breakthrough in the field of biotechnology, it virtually ...
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Death Taxes are Killing Black Businesses, by Syd Gernstein

Do you ever feel like you're being taxed to death? The estates of many Americans are taxed when they die - sometimes creating terrible problems for those still living. And these unfair taxes may be the death of new African-American prosperity. As more Americans reach higher income brackets and open ...
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Blacks Question Conciliation Toward Cuba: Network Cites Abuses and Anti-Black Racism by Communist Regime

Press Release /
Blacks Question Conciliation Toward CubaNetwork Cites Abuses and Anti-Black Racism by Communist Regime Citing government-sponsored discrimination, military aggression on the African continent and a poor human rights record, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 question the support liberal black politicians provide to the communist dictatorship of Cuba's Fidel ...
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Juneteenth Holiday a Reason for Black Celebration: Education and Achievement Lauded and Encouraged by Project 21 Members

Press Release /
As "Juneteenth," the oldest celebration of the end of slavery in America, is observed nationally on June 19, members of the African-American leadership network Project 21 ask African-Americans everywhere to take time to celebrate the progress they have made and independence they have achieved. New statistics compiled by Project 21 ...
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Needed: Environmental Justice for Minorities, by John Carlisle

New Visions Commentary /
A New Visions Commentary paper published June 2000 by The National Center for Public Policy Research, 501 Capitol Ct., N.E., Washington, DC 20002, 202/543-4110, Fax 202-543-5975, E-Mail [email protected], Web http://www.nationalcenter.org. Reprints permitted provided source is credited. "Be it required that there be a finding that a proposed federal environmental policy, ...
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