Chris Edwards

Boston’s Rail System: Another Government Failure

The federal government spends $14 billion a year on subsidies for local rail and bus transit.

Reforming Passenger Rail

The United States is more socialistic than other advanced economies in numerous ways. Federal and state governments attempt to run businesses that have been privatized in other countries, such as electric utilities, airports, air traffic control, postal services, and passenger rail.

Republicans Turn Progressive

Rather than supporting land privatization, Republicans today are embracing the opposite.

State and Local Tax Differences

Americans are moving from higher-tax states to lower-tax states.

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.


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