Chris Edwards

To Save the USPS, We Must Privatize It

The U.S. Postal Service has been losing money for more than a decade. Its financial outlook is bleak, with $110 billion in unfunded retirement costs and more liabilities accruing every year.

One Problem with Big Government: Often Run by Crooks and Liars

Presidential candidates are proposing ideas to expand government, including a Green New Deal and Medicare for All. One flaw with such schemes is that they would give government officials large new powers to be exercised not by angels but often by very shady characters.

O Zones and HUBZones: Aimed at the Poor, Aid the Rich

The Republican Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 created 8,700 “opportunity zones” across the country which receive special capital gains tax breaks.

Postal Service: Meltdown of the Mails

The U.S. Postal Service is in a growing financial crisis as mail volume continues to plunge. The Government Accountability Office says that a “comprehensive package of actions is needed to improve USPS’s financial viability.”

Be Skeptical of Income and Wealth Claims

As the 2020 presidential election campaign heats up, get ready for a torrent of claims about incomes, wealth, and inequality.

Restructuring the U.S. Postal Service

The European postal “market is more competitive than ever, with the always-on consumer ushering in a tidal wave of change.” Congress should begin ushering in such changes in America.

Leaving High-Tax Connecticut for Low-Tax Florida

Data from both the Census Bureau and Internal Revenue Service have long shown that Americans are, on net, moving from higher-tax states such as Connecticut to lower-tax states such as Florida.

Why Is U.S. Government Infrastructure So Costly?

Tracy Gordon of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center writes interesting columns on taxes, fiscal federalism, and other economic issues. Before Congress and the administration enact another costly infrastructure bill, they should consider what Gordon wrote in a 2015 article.

Republican Tax Law: Across the Board Cuts

Americans are scrambling to file their 2018 federal income tax returns. The good news is that most folks should be left with more cash this year after Uncle Sam’s greedy grab than in past years.

Medicare: Ripe for Rip-Offs

The $768 billion Medicare program is in deep trouble as America ages and elderly health care soars in cost.

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