Chris Edwards

Budget Deal: Bipartisanship Wins, Taxpayers Lose

Leaders of the two parties in Congress have agreed to a budget deal that raises discretionary spending a huge $300 billion over two years.

Wasteful Pentagon Spending

Just as Congress is preparing to hike defense spending, a new report suggests the inefficiency that has plagued the Pentagon for decades continues unabated.

Trump to Propose Energy Cuts

As we near the release of President Trump’s new budget, some of his proposals are leaking to the press.

Government Mismanagement: Incentives or Culture?

As a general matter, governments are poorly managed compared to businesses in competitive markets.

Navy Scandal: Classic Government Corruption

The Washington Post does not do much investigating of waste, fraud, and abuse in federal agencies anymore, but it has done a great job with the Fat Leonard Navy corruption scandal.

Chamber of Commerce Misguided on Gas Tax

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is urging policymakers to pass an infrastructure package.

Who Should Pay for Infrastructure?

A new study by Canadian scholars says that the users of infrastructure should pay for it generally, not taxpayers.

Ethanol Exploitation

The federal government imposes a mandate to blend corn ethanol and other biofuels into the nation’s gasoline. This “renewable fuel standard” or RFS raises prices at the gas pump.

Infrastructure and Regulation

The other day, the Wall Street Journal looked at the Trump administration’s efforts to reduce the costs of building infrastructure

WAPA: The Federal Scandal You’ve Never Heard Of

It is hard to keep track of all the waste, corruption, and mismanagement propagated by government agencies in recent years, including the DOD, PTO, VA, and others.


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