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.

Designing Ideal Health Insurance

The modern era has inherited two models of health insurance: the fee-for-service model and the HMO model. Neither is appropriate to the Information Age.

Economic Freedom Index of North America 2004

The statistical results of this year's study persuasively confirm those published last year: economic freedom is a powerful driver of growth and prosperity and those provinces and states that have low…

The Developed World's Demographic Transition

The entire developed world stands at the fore of a phenomenal demographic transition. Over the next 30 years, the number of elderly in the U.S., the EU, and Japan will more than double. At the same ti…

Reforming Medicaid In Ohio: A Framework for Using Consumer Choice and Competition to Spur Improved Outcomes

Ohio's Medicaid costs have risen faster than health costs in the private sector generally. Part of the reason is Ohio Medicaid pays for health care in ways that needlessly contribute to rising health…

Giving a Leg Up to Bootstrap Entrepreneurship

The regulatory climate for very small, neighborhood-based businesses, or microenterprises, in large American cities can significantly influence urban economic dynamism. Case studies of Boston, Dallas,…

Notes on Freedom: Individual Liberty vs. Government Tyranny, 18th Century and Today

The principles of the American political process were slowly being fonnulated in the decades before the American Revolution and the writing of the Constitution of the United States of America. The sou…

Social Security: Your Taxes, Your Benefits, Some Alternatives

Whether you're a steelworker or a waitress, a bus driver or an accountant, a large part of your earnings goes to the Social Security payroll tax every pay period. If you work for somebody else, part o…

Voluntary Welfare: A Greater Role for Private Charities

There are remarkable differences among the people we label as 'poor'. The poverty population includes the elderly poor as well as unwed teenage mothers. It includes people with university degrees as w…