From the Downsizing Blog

America’s Entitlement Crisis Just Keeps Growing

One problem with living in times as interesting as these is that important news often gets lost amid the swirl of rapidly changing events.

Counterterrorism Spending

The Stimson Center’s new study group report found that the federal government spent about $2.8 trillion on counterterrorism activities since 9/11.

The Case for Neglecting Transit

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) has just published a paper on the economic cost of failing to modernize transit, referring to the roughly $100 billion maintenance backlog built up by U.S. transit agencies, mostly for rail transit.

Farm Bill Flop

Last week, the House voted down passage of the 2018 farm bill. The bill would have reauthorized farm programs and food stamps at a 10-year cost of $867 billion.
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