NCPA Media: News Release

  • Sep 21, 2016

    The Texas Electric Grid - Vulnerable or Secure?

    Dallas, TX (Sept. 21, 2016) – NCPA Senior Fellow Dr. David Grantham and Texas Senator Bob Hall will outline the threats facing our state’s electrical grid at a Tarrant County Republican Assembly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 21st.


  • Sep 20, 2016

    Capping Copays Will Raise Premiums and Drug Prices: NCPA

    Dallas, TX (9/20/2016) – Drug therapy represents the greatest value in the U.S. health care system – but, if policymakers limit cost-sharing, many drug prices will skyrocket, warns a new study by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Devon Herrick. 


  • Sep 19, 2016

    NCPA Calls on Congressional Members to Support Military Funding In Four Point Letter on NDAA

    Dallas, TX (Sept. 19, 2016) As the National Defense Authorization Act moves toward final Congressional negotiations, the National Center for Policy Analysis has weighed in on four different issues still unresolved  in a letter sent this week to members of the NDAA Conference Committee.


  • Sep 07, 2016

    California's Proposed Bag Ban Puts Grocers before Consumers

    Grocers Could Profit From Millions in State-Mandated Bag Fees: NCPA

    Dallas, TX – Voters in California have the opportunity to reconsider a troubling clause in their plastic bag ban legislation that lines the pockets of retailers – at the expense of consumers, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal.


  • Aug 25, 2016

    Clinton’s Tax Plan Won’t Just Hurt High Earners

    NCPA Study Examines the Distributional Effects of Proposed Plan

    Hillary Clinton’s tax plan would hurt most taxpayers – not just the rich, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis’ Tax Analysis Center.


  • Aug 22, 2016

    New NCPA Study on Hillary Clinton Tax Plan Finds Revenue Shortfall, National Debt Deepens, Private Sector Jobs Slashed

    Dallas, TX (Aug. 22, 2016) The tax plan proposed by presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would fund tens of thousands of government jobs at the cost of five times as many private sector jobs, while lowering personal income, GDP and business investment, according to a new study from the National Center for Policy Analysis.


  • Aug 19, 2016

    Clinton Tax Plan Will Kill Private Sector Jobs, Increase National Debt New NCPA Study Outlines Economic Impact

    Dallas, TX (Aug. 19, 2016) Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s tax plan would increase public sector jobs by 49,000 in 2017, but they would come at a cost of 207,000 private sector jobs, according to results from a new National Center for Policy Analysis study.  In 2026, the public sector would gain 54,000 jobs but lose 265,000 private sector jobs.


  • Jul 27, 2016

    Divesting From Israel Could Hurt Palestine: NCPA

    Dallas, TX

    The growing movement to boycott Israeli products and divest from Israel could financially devastate the Palestinians it was meant to help and destabilize the Middle East, warns a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham and Research Associate Danielle Zaychik.

    “The self-styled Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been seeking to discredit and reverse Israeli policies with respect to the Palestinian Territories since 2005,” write Grantham and Zaychik. “The political aims of BDS are contrary to nearly 40 years of U.S. policy, yet the movement has gained traction in the U.S., primarily in academic circles, and among religious and labor organizations. But divesting from Israel would have severe negative economic repercussions for Americans and Israelis – and for Palestinians as well.”

    Economic relations between the United States and Israel have benefitted the U.S. economy, the Palestinian economy, and promoted economic interdependence in the Middle East:


    • U.S.-Israeli collaboration has created permanent channels of shared innovation between the brightest minds in both countries. Investments by American-Israeli foundations have contributed to the creation of 18,000 to 200,000 U.S. jobs.
    • At least 32 percent of Palestinian tech firms collaborate directly with Israeli companies to take advantage of the neighboring tech industry. Over the past 15 years, American tech conglomerates have, in turn, pushed their Israeli subsidiaries to outsource and collaborate with Palestinian start-ups.
    • The prospects of regional stability that come with economic engagement extend beyond the Israel-Palestine issue. A prime example involves the Qualified Industrial Zones, which allows Jordan and Egypt to piggyback on the American-Israeli Free Trade Agreement. This agreement strengthened ties between Israel, Jordan and Egypt, bolstered national economies, created jobs, and added millions of dollars in annual economic activity.

    “The divest movement against Israel has the potential to hurt those it claims to help,” says Grantham. “It is a wholly unwise and ill-conceived strategy that undermines Palestinian and American financial independence.”

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