Studies

NCPA studies generally break new ground on policy issues. A study seeks to cast new light on an issue and to stimulate policy-makers and others to think of new, innovative solutions to the problems associated with the issue. Studies may combine several elements of analysis, including original research, reviews of academic literature, creative approaches for solving public policy problems, and economic modeling.

Capital, Taxes and Growth

This report is based on the neoclassical economic theory of capital, adopted by most of the leading capital theory economists of the 20th century. The theory is consistent with the last 37 years of em…

Controlling Health Care Costs With Medical Savings Accounts

Health care costs are rising in the United States for the same reason they are rising in every developed country: most of the time when we consume medical services we are spending someone else's money…

Twenty Myths About National Health Insurance

Countries with national health insurance make health care "free" to patients and at the same time limit spending and access to modern medical technology. As a result, there is widespread rationing, bu…

Senate Republican Conference: Task Force on Economic Growth and Job Creation

There is a consensus among the economists testifying that the reasons for slower growth are the same reasons for the current recession: higher taxes on labor and capital and an increase in costly regu…

A Consumer's Guide To Environmental Myths and Realities

Americans are being besieged with advice on how to be "good environmentalists." Advice on what products to buy and what actions to take is routinely given to consumers, legislators and even school chi…

Why Worry About Global Warming?

For years, the most extreme global warming alarmists have warned that a significant increase in average temperatures would cause ecological disaster.

Government In Retreat

Technological changes are increasing the mobility of labor and capital around the world. Because of this mobility, governments no longer have a fixed supply of productive resources to tax and regulate…

The Case for IRAs

A new bill introduced by Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) and William Roth (R-DE) would restore the right of every American to contribute up to $2,000 a year to an IRA account. As an alternative, the bill would g…