Policy Reports

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.

Privatization In The U.S.: Cities And Counties

A privatization revolution is taking place among cities and counties throughout the country. Privatization--the practice of transferring assets and activities out of the public sector and into the pri…

Taxation And Economic Growth: The Emerging Consensus Among The Experts

Whether measured in terms of investment, capital used per hour worked, or labor productivity, the performance of the U.S. economy over the past decare has been poor:

Analyzing the Reagan Record

The Reagan Administration is criticized as being hostile to the interests of low-income Americans, women, and the elderly, and as being partial to the rich and well-to-do.

America In Space: The New Industrial Revolution

A handful of scientists and visionaries are proclaiming that the next economic frontier, the one that will carry us into the 21st century, lies in outer space.

Legislating Black Unemployment

The federal minimum wage law is having a devasting effect upon black Americans, particularly on black teenagers.

The Soviet Space Threat

The Soviet Union is trying to achieve total military domination of space and is succeeding in this persuit of this objective.

Why Not The Best? NCPA Task Force On Education: Certification Of Texas Teachers

A proposal currently before the Texas State Board of Education threatens to do great harm to the school children of Texas.

Solving The Problem Of Medicare

Medicare is bankrupt. At the moment a small surplus exists in Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund. Yet by any reasonable prediction, that surplus will vanish in a few short years as expenditures…