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.

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…

Temporary Extension of Tax Relief for 2011 and 2012
New Health Law Puts Seniors at Risk

Former Comptroller General David M. Walker, NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas R. Saving and NCPA President and Kellye Wright Fellow John C. Goodman held a briefing in Washington, D.C. on September 8, 2010.

What Does Health Reform Mean for You? A Consumer's Guide

A Better Health Care System?

Understanding Cap-and-Trade

There are a number of ways to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, if that is a worthwhile goal. Among the two most often discussed are a direct tax on carbon and "cap-and-trade." While economists g…