Chris Edwards

Crescent Dunes: Another Green Flop

The Department of Energy called the vast and expensive solar project a “success story” and “milestone for the country’s energy future.”

Are Tech Companies Too Big?

Politicians and pundits are claiming that technology companies such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are damaging monopolies.

How to Improve Thanksgiving Air Travel

Millions of Americans will deal with the hassles of air travel this week as they join their families for Thanksgiving.

HUBZones: Republican Central Planning

One of the more ill-advised federal activities is trying to micromanage local economies with tax and spending programs.

Deval Patrick: Tax and Spending Record as Governor

Deval Patrick announced that he is entering the 2020 race for the White House.

Rich Earn Wealth Slashing Prices for Poor

The Albrecht family of Germany is one of the richest in the world. They earned their wealth from innovations in price-slashing for European grocery shoppers.

Wealth Tax Revenues

Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have each proposed an annual wealth tax on the richest Americans.

Streetcar Named Quagmire

In a recent study, I explored how federal subsidies induce state and local governments to spend on wasteful projects. Case in point: a new “streetcar named quagmire” in St. Louis.

Government Assets Fall Apart

A recent New York Times article described the wretched management of New York City’s public housing.

U.S. Poverty Has Plunged

The government says that America’s poverty rate is 11.8 percent. It also says that the poverty rate has hovered around 11 to 15 percent since 1970 suggesting little or no progress against poverty in decades.

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