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Peter Ferrara

Peter Ferrara is senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute.

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pferrara@heartland.org

Peter Ferrara is the senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute and a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute.

Peter Ferrara is a senior fellow for entitlement and budget policy at The Heartland Institute and a senior fellow at the Social Security Institute.

He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan and as associate deputy attorney general of the United States under President George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Ferrara is author of several books, including The Obamacare Disaster, from The Heartland Institute, President Obama’s Tax Piracyand America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb: How the Looming Debt Crisis Threatens the American Dream-and How We Can Turn the Tide Before It’s Too Late. Ferrara’s latest book (2015) is Power to the People: The New Road to Freedom and Prosperity for the Poor, Seniors, and Those Most in Need of the World's Best Health Care.

Recent Articles and Publications

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September 20, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
What does the term “single-payer” even mean? It’s Inside the Beltway jargon to describe a government monopoly over health care.
August 31, 2017
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, Matthew Glans, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Scott H. Richardson, Gary Wolfram
"The work requirements as originally enacted into law benefitted everybody: the poor and taxpayers." - Peter Ferrara
August 4, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Jesse Hathaway, Clifford Thies, John A. Tatom, Russ McCullough, Roy Cordato
"These new employment numbers show that Trump’s economic program is already working for all Americans, but especially his blue-collar base." - Peter Ferrara
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August 2, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Microsoft President Brad Smith announced recently a broad, sustained, cooperative initiative among private industry and federal, state and local governments to extend broadband access ultimately to all Americans where broadband has been most lagging.
March 9, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the tenth and final in the Roadmap series -- describes efforts to define the optimal size of government, and policies that can get us there.
February 22, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This paper -- the ninth in the Roadmap series -- describes the importance of U.S. military readiness and three priorities for the new administration.
February 13, 2017
By Peter Ferrara
Testimony before the Maryland House Economic Matters Committee February 14, 2017 Peter J. Ferrara, Senior Fellow. The Heartland Institute
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January 25, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Lewis Uhler
This Roadmap paper describes how personal savings and investment accounts could entirely eliminate the unfunded liabilities of Social Security – and eventually Medicare.

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