Chris Edwards

Coronavirus and NIH/CDC Funding

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The rapid spread of coronavirus (Covid‐​19) is focusing attention on the health agencies that are helping to fight the pandemic. This...

Capital Gains Tax Hike Would Be a Mistake

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Democrats running for the White House are pushing all kinds of tax increases. One bad idea supported by all the leading...

Wasteful Local Infrastructure

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Politicians love infrastructure, but many local government projects seem awfully wasteful. We’ve all seen the questionable spending—the half dozen union guys...

Cato’s Letters: 300 Years

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE I grabbed a book off my shelf the other day that I had not read in years. The English Libertarian Heritage is a sampling of essays...

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...

Neal Peart: An Appreciation

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Neil Peart, drummer for Canadian rock band Rush, passed away last week after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Peart was...

ITEP Study on Corporate Taxes

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The liberal tax group ITEP has a new study suggesting that many large corporations did not pay income taxes in 2018. The study...

How to Improve Thanksgiving Air Travel

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Millions of Americans will deal with the hassles of air travel this week as they join their families for Thanksgiving. Airports...

Rich Earn Wealth Slashing Prices for the Poor

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The Albrecht family of Germany is one of the richest in the world. They earned their wealth from innovations in price-slashing for European grocery...

Wealth Tax Revenues

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have each proposed an annual wealth tax on the richest Americans. There are so...

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...

More Opportunity Zone Cronyism

CHRIS EDWARDS, CATO INSTITUTE The New York Times published an investigation over the weekend entitled “Symbol of ’80s Greed Stands to Profit From Trump Tax Break for Poor Areas.”...