NPRI Publications

A Beginner’s Guide to the Politics of Power
by Jason H. Barret and John Dobra, Ph.D.

An overview of the deregulation of electrical utilities which examines the effects such a change will have on Nevada.


Choice is a Panacea
by John Cubb, Ph.D. and Terry Moe, Ph.D.

A study demonstrating that Nevada can improve its public schools only through revolutionary change.


Congressional Testimony on the U.S. Mining Act of 1872
by John Dobra, Ph.D.

Dr. Dobra’s House testimony regarding President Clinton’s proposed royalty on hardrock mining, which would significantly alter the U.S. Mining Act of 1872.


Designing A Public School Choice Program that Can Pay For Itself
by Judy M. Cresanta

This study proposes an educational choice program for Nevada.


From Moynihan to "My Goodness"
by Mitch Pearlstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Pearlstein examines the question "What are the dimensions and consequences of contemporary family change in the United States?"


Hardrock Mining Royalty Issues
by John Dobra, Ph.D.

Senate testimony of Dr. Dobra on a proposed 8 percent royalty on mining.


Health Care: History, Hype and Help
by Edward Annis, Ph.D., William Goodman, Ph.D., Robert E. Bauman, and Merrill Matthews, Jr., Ph.D.

This report details the findings NPRI obtained during its Statewide Health Care Summit held in May of 1994.


The Instruction Gap
by Judy M. Cresanta

A 10-year economic study of education spending in Nevada demonstrating how a major priority shift from instruction to administration, benefits and loan interest payments created an education gap of over $80 million.


Mapping the Maze of SIIS
by Lynn B. Grandlund

A study demonstrating the inextricable link between health care reform and reform of the Nevada State Industrial Insurance System.


Nevada Education: Laying the Groundwork
by Lezlie Porter

This study outlines major problem areas of Nevada education and recommends reform measures.


Nevada’s Health
by Judy M. Cresanta and Jill B. Lude

An outline of health care problems facing Nevada, including a proposal to expand health care access for all residents.


Nevada Medicaid: Constructive Reform of the State System
by James R. Cantwell, with research by Michael Armitage

This study suggests additions to the governor’s state Medicaid reforms which could produce significant savings.


Newlands Reclamation Project Water Rights: A Personal Property Issue
by Ernest C. Schank

This study examines Nevada’s current water wars from the perspective of private property rights.


Restoring School Board Options in Contracting Out
by Myron Lieberman, Ph.D.

This paper suggests ways to empower school boards through fiscally-responsible decisions unfettered by bureaucratic encumbrances.


Social Security and Privatization: Possible with "Mediscare" Out of the Way
by Rick Henderson

This study advocates rapid privatization of the ailing Social Security system.


Term Limits Outlook
by Kris W. Kobach

This study places term limits in historical perspective by tracing the campaigns that brought about the adoption of the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Amendments.


That’s No White Man, That’s My Husband: The Case Against Strong Affirmative Action
by Frank Beckwith, Ph.D.

A humorous title on a serious subject, Dr. Beckwith explores types of affirmative action programs and analyses the issue from an ethical perpsective.


What’s New in Nevada Schools: A Case Study: Jacobson Elementary School
by Susan Balkenbush

An examination of a Nevada school that sought solutions to the problems of "at risk" students, decisions, and their ultimate impact on mainstream society.


Who Pays? The Burden of Environmental Cleanup and Pollution Control
by Debra W. Struhsacker

This study documents the inequities in both Superfund and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) which have led to billions in litigation expenses.


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