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Infrastructure Policy: Eight Lessons

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The House Ways and Means Committee held hearings on infrastructure yesterday . The testimony by D. J. Gribbin was excellent. He was special assistant...

Government Assets Fall Apart

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE A recent New York Times article described the wretched management of New York City’s public housing. The main problem highlighted is a common one...

Will Congress Let Amtrak Stem Losses?

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The federal government does a lot of things poorly, including trying to run businesses such as an electric utility, a postal system, and...

Another Hostage from the Federal Shutdown: Small Business

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE We are in the fourth week of the partial federal shutdown, which is starting to disrupt the broader economy because the...

Is Education ‘Privatization’ Really Just Devious Deceit?

NEAL MCCLUSKEY, CATO INSTITUTE Education historian Diane Ravitch is against charter schools, voucher programs – any sort of education “privatization.” And that’s fine. I just...

Infrastructure: Privatization and Innovation

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Tomorrow at CPAC, I will discuss some advantages of infrastructure privatization. Perhaps the largest advantage is innovation. Unlike government bureaucracies, private...

The Problem with Privatization

It's about competition. STEVEN HORWITZ, THE FREEMAN Classical liberals commonly favor “privatization” of many government activities.  Their case, of course, is that the private sector would...

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In Church School Hiring A Solid Win for Religious Liberty

WALTER OLSON, CATO INSTITUTE The First Amendment’s free exercise clause guarantees churches the autonomy needed to pursue their religious mission. That requires solid protections of...

Complexity in State Government

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE One of the factors undermining efficiency and performance in American government is the rising complexity of laws, regulations, programs, and bureaucratic...

Robert E. Lee: Post-Civil War Symbol of National Reconciliation

Why his memory has been held in honor, not just as a Confederate General, but as an American AMERICAN MINUTE WITH BILL FEDERER Wilmer McLean's farm...

Report renewable energy risks, too

By Paul Driessen ~If fossil fuel companies should disclose climate-related financial risks, so should renewables~ Joe Biden has drifted far to the left and made it...