Chris Edwards

What Federal Spending to Cut?

Federal spending cuts are not a necessary evil needed to tackle deficits, but rather an opportunity to spur growth and expand freedom.

Government: High Subsidies, Low Satisfaction

The OECD has released results from a survey of 22,000 people in 21 countries regarding their views of government social programs.

Let’s Stop Bashing Billionaires

Are rich people idle “rentiers,” as economist Thomas Piketty calls them, who inherit wealth and add no social value?

Federal Gas Tax Increase Not Needed

President Trump’s new budget proposes to increase federal spending on infrastructure by $200 billion over 10 years.

Opportunity Zones Invite Corruption

Federal politicians routinely lambast the tax code as full of loopholes favoring special interests and generating lobbying—then they add more loopholes generating even more lobbying and corruption.

Private Satellite Firm Aids Boeing 737 Investigation

Canada privatized its air traffic control (ATC) system in 1996. Today, Nav Canada is on the leading edge of ATC innovation worldwide.

Retired and Raking It In

President Trump’s budget yesterday provides the latest evidence of out-of-control entitlement spending.

Trump Budget 2020

The Trump administration has released its federal budget for 2020. The document lays out taxing and spending proposals and provides projections through 2029.

Federal Budget Outlook and Trump Tax Cuts

President Trump releases his budget for 2020 today. The budget includes major cuts to domestic programs to deal with rising deficits, which is a good approach because out-of-control spending is the core problem with federal finances.

Economic Forecasts Are Fiction

If governments cannot predict our economic future, they will be hard-pressed to successfully manipulate it.

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