National Center for Policy Analysis

The Future of the American Coal Industry

Jacopo Zenti
January 30, 2015

The mining and use of coal is increasingly under threat from EPA energy and climate regulations, however, coal has many benefits: it is abundant, reliable and affordable, and states that use it to

Exchanging Medicaid for Private Insurance

Devon Herrick
December 1, 2012

The Supreme Court ruled that some provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were unconstitutional, specifically those that would take away all federal Medicaid funds from states that refuse to ex

Liberating the Poor from Poverty

April 17, 2014

This effort famously began in 1965. From then to 2008, nearly $16 trillion was spent on means-tested welfare, in 2008 dollars.

The Future of Farming and Rise of Biotechnology

David Weisser
October 20, 2014

Advanced biotechnology could greatly benefit the world’s growing population, but governments have placed severe regulatory restrictions on the use of such technology.

Twenty Myths about Single-Payer Health Insurance: International Evidence on the Effects of National Health Insurance in Countries Around the World

John C. Goodman and Devon M. Herrick
January 1, 2002

When our original report “Twenty Myths About National Health Insurance”1 was published in 1992, advocates of national health insurance were promoting it as a viable alternative to th

The Potential of Thorium for Safer, Cleaner and Cheaper Energy

Xinyuan Zou, Joe Barnett
September 26, 2014

In a number of countries, efforts are underway to develop commercial nuclear reactors fueled by thorium not uranium.

Critical Minerals: Rare Earths and the U.S. Economy

Ann Norman, Xinyuan Zou, Joe Barnett
September 26, 2014

The United States has a substantial amounts of rare earths, however, government policies discourage their development.

China’s “National Plan on New Urbanization”

Xinyuan Zou
September 10, 2014

China's government government will have to relieve excessive restrictions and let market's work, if it is to successfully chart the course for the unprecendented, rapid urbanization it is undergoin

Environmental Regulation Through Litigation

Ann Norman
August 13, 2014
Environmental groups routinely use provisions in environmental laws that allow ordinary citizens to file suit against a federal agency when fails to carry out mandatory portions of laws in the prescri

Physician Care and Telemedicine

Devon Herrick
August 21, 2008

The use of information technology in diagnosing, treating and monitoring patients — known as telemedicine — is adding a new dimension to modern health care.  Entrepreneurs are using the

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