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.

Making Health Insurance Portable

One of the strange features of the U.S. health care system is that the health plan most of us have is not a plan that we chose; rather, it was selected by our employer.

Tipping the Scales: Why Central Europe Matters to the United States

Does Central Europe still matter to the United States? Twenty years ago, the answer to this question was obvious. For Cold War-era U.S. policymakers, the region stretching from the Baltic to the Black…

Economic Freedom of North America 2005 Annual Report

Economic Freedom of North America 2005 Annual Report

What Is A Think Tank?

What is a think tank? What do think tanks do? Why are they important? These questions are more pertinent than ever in today's public policy environment.

What Is Classical Liberalism?

Prior to the 20th century, classical liberalism was the dominant political philosophy in the United States. It was the political philosophy of Thomas Jefferson and the signers of the Declaration of In…

Unnecessary Deaths: The Human and Financial Costs of Hospital Infections

This report has been written to help you and to enlist your help in correcting a deadly situation that kills an estimated 103,000 people in this country each year-as many deaths as from AIDS, breast c…

Time, Money and the Market for Drugs*

Americans spend more than $234 billion a year on legally purchased chemical entities. Although the expense is a small part of our nation's $1.8 trillion health care bill, the dollars involved are subs…

Does Europe Need the Polish Plumber?

On May 30, 2005, the French people voted to reject the proposed European Union (EU) Constitution. Exit polls showed that the majority of those who voted against the Constitution did so because they be…