Peter Van Doren

Infrastructure Lovefest Bad for Taxpayers

The initial details of the $2 trillion infrastructure agreement between President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders seem to spell bad news for taxpayers.

Is Green Energy Competitive?

Without government intervention, renewable energy cannot compete with conventional resources.

A Better Way to Finance Infrastructure

An article on page 1 of Thursday’s Wall Street Journal describes the financial problems faced by some private infrastructure owners because of reduced demand from the Great Recession. The story features the Foley Beach Express bridge in Alabama built as a toll concession in the early 2000s. The bridge filed for bankruptcy in July after traffic volumes were lower than projections leaving taxpayers on the hook for millions.
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