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.

The Next Environmental Battleground: Indoor Air

The proponents of indoor air regulation seek to protect workers' health and safety. However, since there is a relationship between low income and mortality, high regulatory costs may actually increase…

State Health Care Reform Under The Clinton Administration

As state governments take on the difficult task of health care reform, legislators must accept the fact that federal policy -- particularly tax policy -- has shaped and molded our health care system. …

The Immigration Solution

Before the end of this decade, Social Security and Medicare will begin paying out more in benefits than the payroll tax (FICA) collects in revenues. As a result, taxes will have to rise. According to…

America's Unfairest Taxes: Tariffs and Quotas

Today, there are more than 8,757 tariffs - plus vast numbers of quotas, so-called voluntary import restraints and other import restrictions. All too often these barriers to trade impose their greatest…

A Strategy for Growth

As the U.S. economy languishes at the start of an election year, leaders in both political parties are proposing tax relief as a remedy. Ill-conceived tax cuts, however, would do nothing to help the e…

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…