Special Publications

The NCPA occasionally produces special publications, such as Briefing Books, Conference Proceedings and Copublications with other institutes. Studies by NCPA scholars published elsewhere are included by permission.

Restructuring Public Education

Business, education and elected officials came together at the National Center for Policy Analysis’ first Education Colloquium on February 23 to discuss challenges and reform opportunities for public…

Young Patriots Essay Contest 2011

The central question of government is defining its role. What should a government provide to its citizens, and why should it do so? In its inaugural year, the Young Patriots Essay Contest invited stud…

An Analysis of 'Save Our Seniors'

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or Obamacare) includes provisions to cut spending within the Medicare and Medicaid programs by about $455 billion over 10 years, according to the…

Recommendations to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
Enterprise Programs: Freeing Entrepreneurs to Provide Essential Services to the Poor

There is no more urgent task than getting people back to work and improving the prospects for economic progress of all Americans — especially the poor. Consider this: As of May 2011, 9.1 percent of…

Congressional Briefs: 10 Important Public Policy Issues

To confront America's health care crisis, we do not need more spending, more regulations or more bureaucracy. We do need people, however, including every doctor and every patient. All 300 million Amer…

Small Business and Employee Retirement Savings Plans

Over several decades, employer-provided pension plans have played a diminishing role in employees retirement incomes. ?"Defined benefit" plans provide a post-retirement income based on a worker's earn…

Repeal and Replace: 10 Necessary Changes

There are 10 structural flaws in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Each is so potentially damaging, Congress will have to resort to major corrective action even if the critics of the ACA are not involved…