infrastructure

How Much Infrastructure Investment?

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted Tuesday: “Arrived in China, as always impressed by condition of airport, roads, cell service, etc. US needs to invest in infrastructure to keep up.”

Does Infrastructure Spending Boost the Economy?

President Donald J. Trump has promised to induce $1 trillion of new public and private investment in infrastructure over the next decade.

Federal Role in Infrastructure

As part of its 2018 budget proposal, the Trump administration has introduced a plan to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

Trump's Infrastructure Plan

Greater reliance on user fees, federal loans rather than grants, and corporatization are three keys to the Trump administration’s infrastructure initiative released as a part of its 2018 budget.

Trumps Budget on Infrastructure

Conservative and libertarian fears about Donald Trump’s infrastructure rhetoric will be somewhat allayed by today’s budget.

Seven Ways Trump and Congress Can Improve Infrastructure

The cross-party obsession with federal spending levels ignores opportunities to make infrastructure development more efficient.

Expand Trade by Repealing Monopoly Unionism

Republicans say they favor cutting regulations to spur growth and create jobs. And they generally favor expanding international trade. They can attain those goals by reforming labor union laws.

More Infrastructure? Cut Business Taxes

Infrastructure is in the news as policymakers face a deadline to pass a new highway bill. President Obama visited the Tappan Zee Bridge yesterday and said that “rebuilding America … shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” and then cast blame on the Republicans.

Highway Bill: Another Spending Test for the GOP

Chris Edwards testified yesterday to the Senate Finance Committee regarding federal highway and transit funding. Some thoughts.

Government Infrastructure Is Inefficient Everywhere

An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today indicates that Edwards’ Law of Cost Overruns is an international standard. If a politician says that a project will cost $100 million, it will end up costing $200 million or more.

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