Chile's New Pension Reforms

In 2008 Chile initiated a major reform to its personal account social security system. The personal account system, established in 1981, replaced a traditional pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) system in which workers paid taxes that financed the benefits of those who had already retired – similar to Social Security in the United States.

U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decline

U.S. carbon dioxide emissions fell by more than 6 percent in 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Energy Information Administration report. U.S. greenhouse gas emissions as a whole fell almost 3 percent.

Roadblocks Should Be Removed From Nuclear Power Development

Dallas – Although President Obama said he'd like to triple the amount of loans the federal government guarantees to jumpstart seven to 10 new nuclear power projects over the next decade, only a fraction of those new nuclear reactors will likely be built, according to a new analysis by the National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA).

Welcome to Europe – The Wall Street Journal

Late Sunday night America made its largest public-policy course change since the 1930s: Congress moved 17% of our national economy from the market place to full regulation and control by the federal government. The vote in the House was close, 219-212, but our country's health care system will now be organized, operated and regulated by the federal government.

Education Vouchers Benefit Edgewood Students

Tuition voucher programs attempt to improve academic performance through school choice. Vouchers pay a set amount to schools chosen by the students' families. Some programs are federally funded (like the D.C. Opportunities Scholarship Program), funded by local government (such as the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program) or privately funded.

The 'undertaxed rich' – The Washington Times

NCPA Policy Chairman, Michael Whalen explains how various taxes affect the annual revenue of his business and many others like his. Yet, Congress still has their hand out and is penalizing businesses for being successful by raising taxes on those that make more than $250,000 annually.

HealthCare Special Publications Blurb

The NCPA occasionally produces Special Publications focusing on health care, such as briefing books, conference proceedings and co?publications with other institutes. Topics include, but are not limited to, medical tourism, …

HealthCare Brief Analysis Blurb

Restricted to two letter?size pages, a Health Care Brief Analysis summarizes some aspect or aspects of health care policy such as HSAs, health insurance reform, and retail medicine, presenting points …

HealthCare Study Blurb

Health Care Studies from the NCPA break new ground on policy issues that include health care reform, medical malpractice, Medicare, Medicaid and telemedicine. These studies may combine several elements of …

Gail Wilensky

Gail Wilensky, Ph.D. is a Senior Fellow at Project HOPE, an international health education foundation, where she analyzes and develops policies relating to health reform and to ongoing changes in the medical marketplace.