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.
Off Budget Spending: The Growth of Underground Government
The distinguishing characteristic of the welfare state is that, over time, the distribution of wealth and the allocation of resources in a society are increasingly controlled by government rather than…
The Nation's Largest Municipal Bankruptcy: The Tip Of The Off-budget Iceburg
A recent article in Fortune magazine has the eye-catching title "Nuclear Fiasco Shakes the Bond Market." The fiasco is not a melt down, but what the article describe as the "squalor and fantastic wast…