Debating the Death of the American Dream

InsideSources: Is the American Dream lost? “No”, says NCPA Director of Youth Programs Rachel Stevens in an InsideSources commentary. Stevens argues that establishing debate-based education in America’s schools will improve students’ critical thinking skills and awareness of important political issues, ensuring the health and survival of the American Dream.

Op-ed: Rethink Pell Grants for prisoners

Campus News: In this Campus News commentary, NCPA Senior Research Fellow Lloyd Bentsen IV explains that while it is good that states are looking to reduce their prison costs by increasing access to education, increasing Pell Grants eligibility is not the way to go. 

NCPA Comments to the IRS

We at the National Center for Policy Analysis strongly oppose the proposed IRS rule that would have 501(c)3 charitable organizations collect social security numbers of donors who give $250 or …

Defining Meaningful Tax Reform

NCPA: As tax reform continues to play a major role in the 2016 presidential debates, National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow and Director of the Beacon Hill Institute David Tuerck and Beacon Hill’s James Angelini have published a new report outlining the impact of different tax reform plans.

Ideas on U.S. Tax Reform

In order to pursue meaningful tax reform, it is necessary to define income using either the consumption or the accretion to net worth (income) standard. Advocates of the consumption standard assert that …

What an Affordable Health Care System Would Look Like NCPA Senior Fellow Devon Herrick assesses the conditions necessary for a successful and affordable health care system in a commentary. According to Herrick, reducing cost-sharing; providing incentives for working with enrollment professionals; and improving the care for patients in poor health, in need of end-of-life counseling, or requiring hospice care will slow the growth of health care spending and render the system more efficient.

New Overtime Regulations Could Hurt Workers: NCPA

NCPA: The Obama Administration’s changes to the federal overtime regulations could hurt workers’ upward mobility and limit workplace flexibility and employment options for those trying to climb the income ladder, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Research Associate Jacob Kohlhepp.

Tomorrow: Mayors of Fort Worth, Irving & Corpus Christi

NCPA: What does it take to lead a diverse city like Irving, Corpus Christi, or Fort Worth? Three leading Texas mayors will share their thoughts on the rewards and challenges of leading fast-growing, diverse cities, while addressing current issues such as refugees, local economies and education at a National Center for Policy Analysis luncheon from 12:00-1:30pm on Friday, December 4th at the Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum.

U.S. Policies Exporting Inflation

NCPA: The Federal Reserve’s adoption of an expansionary monetary policy following the 2008 recession ignored inflationary warning signs on the dollar standard’s periphery, destabilizing both the U.S. and global economies, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Research Associate Hector Colon.

Exporting U.S. Inflation

In late 2008, in order to boost the American economy and help mitigate the effects of the Great Recession, the Federal Reserve adopted an expansionary monetary policy, enlarging its balance sheet. The …