The National Center for Public Policy Research
, founded in 1982, is a self-described conservative think tank
in the United States
. Its president since its founding has been Amy Ridenour
. David A. Ridenour, her husband, is vice president, and David W. Almasi is executive director. Key staff include Caroline May, who oversees environmental programs, and Ryan Balis, who oversees United Nations
studies. Dana Joel Gattuso, Council Nedd II
, R.J. Smith, Deroy Murdock and Bonner Cohen are among those who frequently speak or publish under the NCPPR banner as senior/distinguished fellows.
NCPPR's work is in the areas of environmental, retirement security, regulatory, economic, and foreign affairs. Particular areas of interest include global warming, endangered species, energy policy, environmental justice, property rights, legal reform, Medicare reform, health care, Social Security, civil rights, foreign affairs/defense and United Nations reform/withdrawal.
NCPPR is a member of the Cooler Heads Coalition
, whose object is described as "dispelling the myths of global warming
by exposing flawed economic, scientific, and risk analysis".
Publications include National Policy Analysis papers, Talking Points cards, the newsletters and among other publications and a .
Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff
was a member of NCPPR's Board of Directors; he resigned in October 2004 after NCPPR's Board of Directors concluded he had... Read More