Chris Edwards

D.C. Metro: Silver Line Slump

For years, Randal O’Toole has warned governments that urban rail systems usually make no economic or practical sense.

Time to Cut U.S. Foreign Aid

The federal government funds an array of aid programs aimed at promoting growth in less-developed countries.

Air Traffic Control: Remote Towers

Momentum is building for air traffic control (ATC) reform.

Privatization, Innovation, and Exports

Congress should privatize federally-owned businesses such as Amtrak, the postal service, and the air traffic control system.

What Federal Spending to Cut?

Federal government spending is rising, deficits are chronic, and debt is reaching dangerous levels.

Community Development Subsidies

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will spend $10 billion this year on “community development,” including Community Development Block Grants (CDBGs).

Devolving Highway Funding

The Trump administration’s recent proposal on infrastructure stressed federalism.

Disability Fraud

The federal government runs more than 2,300 subsidy programs, and they are all susceptible to fraud and other types of improper payments.

Federal Gas Tax: LaHood Makes No Sense

Former U.S. transportation secretary Ray LaHood lobbied for a federal gas tax increase in a Washington Post letter the other day.

Trump Pursues Air Traffic Control Reform

The Trump administration will highlight its infrastructure agenda this week.


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