National Center for Policy Analysis

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

In Defense of E-cigarettes

January 2, 2014

He saved his worst ban for last. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's nanny-state policies have left a trail of damage.

Specialty Drugs and Pharmacies

Devon M. Herrick
May 22, 2014

Patients benefit enormously from safe and effective drug therapies.

The Impact of State Medicaid Expansion in Arizona

Michael Bond, and Stephen T. Parente
December 12, 2013

In this policy paper, the authors review the effect of the ACA on the state of Arizona.

Do Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags Save Cities Money?

H. Sterling Burnett
December 11, 2013

In this policy report, Sterling Burnett wrties that consumers choose plastic bags far more often than paper or reusable bags.

Do Bans on Plastic Grocery Bags Save Cities Money?

December 11, 2013

An examination of the bag bans and budgets for litter collection and waste disposal in San Francisco, San Jose, and the City and County of Los Angeles, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Brownsville and

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