Chris Edwards

Spending on Police by State

Amid the outcry over George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests, some people are calling for defunding the police.

State Government Cuts and the Economy

A Wall Street Journal news article by David Harrison claims, “State and local government spending and employment levels didn’t fully recover from the 2007-09 recession until last fall, a decade after the downturn ended and only a few months before the coronavirus led to a new round of cuts.”

California’s Budget and Rainy Day Fund

Congress is considering passing additional financial aid for state and local governments.

Dem Plan for $3 Trillion in New Coronavirus Aid Is Too Costly – States Must Cut Spending

A proposal by House Democrats announced Tuesday to spend over $3 trillion more to deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic would send the federal deficit skyrocketing and place an enormous burden on taxpayers to fund.

CDC Failures: Mission Sprawl Is One Problem

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that it “has a unique mission—to save lives by deploying effective, proven strategies to prevent, detect, and rapidly respond to disease outbreaks at their source.”

Minimum Wage Laws Will Weaken Recovery

COVID-19 is wreaking havoc on American jobs. State shutdowns and social distancing have resulted in 26 million people being laid off and furloughed.

The Overhaul the Postal Service Needs

President Trump reignited a feud last week when he said the “Postal Service is a joke because they’re handing out packages for Amazon and other internet companies and every time they bring a package, they lose money on it.”

Top‐​Down Regulations for COVID-19?

Governments often fail because they tend not to learn lessons.

Crisis May Add $6 Trillion to Federal Debt

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the economy into a deep recession. The crisis will also create lasting economic damage from the jump in debt as a result of higher federal spending and lower federal revenues.

USPS: Privatization vs. Bailouts

The economic crisis has highlighted reckless fiscal policies and a lack of foresight by our political leaders.


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