Chris Edwards

Federal Job Training: Boondoggle Since the 1930s

Many studies over the years have found that federal job training programs create few discernable benefits to the economy.

Federal Subsidies Micromanage Local Activities

The federal government spends more than $700 billion a year on 1,386 subsidy programs for state and local activities such schools, transit, and housing.

Costs Skyrocket for NASA Launch System

The federal government is enormously inefficient. Agencies have little incentive to control costs or improve quality, and Congress does little serious oversight.

Opportunity Zones: Big Win for Landowners

Opportunity Zones have divided our cities and towns into winner and loser zones, while encouraging political corruption.

Federal Aid Fuels Corruption

Federal aid-to-state programs fuel political corruption and should be eliminated.

Macroeconomic Forecasting Seems Pretty Hopeless

The economy is too complex and uncertain for even the best economists to predict, so politicians stand no chance.

NASA Spending

President Trump is tweeting about NASA today. He is worried about “all of the money we are spending” on the agency.

Postal Service in Crisis

Mail volumes are falling and the U.S. Postal Service is losing billions of dollars a year while accumulating large liabilities.

Freedom Caucus and Spending Cuts

If anyone in Congress is focused on the deficit problem and pushing spending cuts it should be the Freedom Caucus.

Federal Subsidies Spur Massive Fraud

One of the problems with federal hand-out programs is that individuals take advantage of them and scam artists outright loot them.


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