Last updated on: 10/18/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The erosion of basic civil liberties began with the prosecution of Mafia bosses; then was extended to Wall Street financiers; and now is being used against abortion protesters. But wait a minute. Isn’t the American Civil Liberties Union supposed to defend unsympathetic figures to protect basic liberties for the rest of us? That’s the way it used to be. These days, the ACLU is too busy carrying water for special interests–promoting affirmative action and opposing school choice.”

John C. Goodman, NCPA President, Sep. 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The National Center for Policy Analysis (NCPA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy research organization, established in 1983.”

“About Us,” NCPA website (accessed Oct. 18, 2007)

Mission:

“The NCPA’s goal is to develop and promote private alternatives to government regulation and control, solving problems by relying on the strength of the competitive, entrepreneurial private sector. Topics include reforms in health care, taxes, Social Security, welfare, criminal justice, education and environmental regulation.”

“About Us,” NCPA website (accessed Oct. 18, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit think tank
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