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.

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…

Private Pensions in Crisis: The Case for Radical Reform

The American private pension industry is in crisis. Although this crisis arises in the private sector of the economy, it is not the result of voluntary exchange in the free marketplace. It is instead…

Explaining the Economic Gender Gap

Despite the enactment of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Civil Rights of 1964, the wage differentil between women and men has not decreased.

Welfare Report

The welfare system of the United States is creating proverty, not destroying it. The War on Poverty not only is not being won, but the weapons designed to defeat poverty are being used to insure its p…