Chris Edwards

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.

Businesses Combat Covid‐​19

The economics news is dismal with reports every day of shutdowns, layoffs, and furloughs. More than 16 million Americans have been thrown out of work so far, and we have entered the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

Is the Federal Government Stealing Medical Supplies?

The White House and FEMA are swooping in to grab masks, thermometers, and other items in a secretive process with apparently little recourse.

COVID-19: Top‐​Down Confusion vs Horizonal Cooperation

Federalism should underpin disaster preparation and response, and emergency supply systems should be mainly based on distributed stockpiling, markets, and horizontal cooperation.

Disasters: Federalism a Strength, Not a Weakness

Disasters usually prompt calls for a top‐down response led by the Commander in Chief and guided by the supposedly higher expertise in Washington.


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