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by | Sep 24, 2022

The top news story in Washington and with big media nationwide is that the multi-billion dollar mis-named Inflation Reduction Act and other policy victories will not only solve inflation but everything from global warming (or is that climate change?) to…

by | Jul 27, 2022

Industrial policy is making a comeback. For those of you under the age of 50, this is just another term for corporate welfare — a lovely name for the unlovely practice of a government granting subsidies, protective tariffs, and other…

by | Mar 23, 2022

It’s well known that Joe Biden — who regularly rode the Amtrak train between Wilmington and Washington as a senator and to his 2021 presidential inauguration — loves trains, always touting their environmental efficiency and value to the U.S. economy….

by and | Mar 29, 2021

In February 2009, the last time Democrats controlled the White House and both chambers of Congress, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden flew to Colorado to sign their $787 billion stimulus package into law. The plan was to…

by | Aug 29, 2019

Sacramento California’s housing crisis has such an obvious cause that even many of the state’s Democratic lawmakers now acknowledge it. Local and county governments have for decades discouraged the construction of housing tracts through slow-growth ordinances, global-warming policies, environmental laws…

by | Jan 15, 2019

California housing prices are through the roof. The state’s median home price is already more than double that of the national average. In large part, this is due to restrictive zoning and a closed-minded attitude towards reform that has left…

by | Jan 15, 2019

The American sugar program is a strong contender for the poster child for crony capitalism. And this year, it’s up for reauthorization. The sugar program in the United States is cronyistic in four main ways. First, the federal government sets…

by | Jan 11, 2019

Washington, D.C.’s swamp monster is like the mythical hydra from Greek and Roman mythology. When one head gets cut off, two grow in its place. At the start of the month, Congress worked in bipartisan fashion with the president to…

by | Jan 10, 2019

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

by | Jan 10, 2019

Imagine McDonald’s somehow acquired a legal monopoly on the burger business. No Wendy’s, no Whataburger. No choice. If you want a burger, it’s McDonald’s — or nothing. Have it their way. It’s a good bet the burger you end up with…

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