Chris Edwards

Government Ownership Sucks

The Wall Street Journal today profiles South Africa’s electric power company, Eskom. What a mess.

Markets and Emissions

In reviewing the Green New Deal, the Wall Street Journal’s Greg Ip says, “Because the private market has no incentive to reduce carbon emissions, government intervention is necessary.”

Private Airport Security Screening

The federal government nationalized security screening at the nation’s more than 400 commercial airports in 2001 when it created the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Taxes on Tippy Tippy Top

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren told CNBC the other day: “I want these billionaires to stop being freeloaders … I want them to pick up their fair share.”

Corporate CEOs—Some of America’s Hardest Workers

It has become fashionable for Washington politicians to bash corporate executives—their decisions, their motivations, and their personal earnings.

Green New Deal Would Crush Liberal Values

A contradiction in left-wing politics for decades has been the professed support of community, diversity, localism, and democracy on the one hand with the advocacy of federal power to address society’s ills on the other.

What About the Debt Crisis?

In his State of the Union address, President Trump proposed new spending on infrastructure, health research, border security, and paid family leave.

A Rising Tide Is Lifting All Boats

President Trump delivers his State of the Union address tonight and will surely claim credit for the strong economy.

Will Tax Competition Restrain Bloated State Budgets?

More high earners appear to be leaving New York than expected in response to the 2017 federal tax reform.

Good News on Disability Programs

There is good news for taxpayers regarding federal disability programs. The strong economy and administrative reforms have begun reducing caseloads for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs.

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