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by | Aug 17, 2022

Another week, another reminder that heavy-handed government industrial policy is in fashion. Nobel Prize-winning economist Michael Spence recently endorsed it as embodied in the newly passed CHIPS legislation, an attempt to bolster America’s semiconductor industry. The endorsement, like so many,…

by | Dec 15, 2021

Politicians have already cashed in on the infrastructure bill victory, but Americans will eventually suffer the consequences of today’s virtue-signaling. In a few short years, the government may be an omnipresent passenger in every new car. The 2,000-page infrastructure bill,…

by | Nov 16, 2021

The Washington Post reported Sunday that anonymous officials within the Biden administration believe that “the state of affairs cannot get worse” for the White House. According to them, Biden and the Democrats have “hit their floor in negative approval ratings.” …

by | Nov 7, 2021

Any student of 20th century history will tell you that the Kamikaze strikes carried out against allied naval forces during World War II began long after it was clear that the Axis powers could not hope to win. This series…

by | Oct 21, 2021

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tried to distance his department’s decision-making from the supply crisis on CNBC’s Squawk Box Wednesday, saying that supply chain issues “will persist as long as this pandemic continues.” “I mean, if a shoe factory closes in…

by | Aug 16, 2021

Within the same week, American forces were ineptly and embarrassingly withdrawn from Afghanistan, leaving behind billions of dollars’ worth of military equipment for terrorists to use, endangering American civilians, and abandoning women and girls to a lifetime of slavery and…

by | Aug 11, 2021

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed in the United States Senate on Tuesday morning with a vote of 69-30. The $1.2 trillion spending package is a bipartisan alternative to President Joe Biden’s initial $2.7 trillion American Jobs Plan, and…

by | Aug 10, 2021

Expansive definitions of infrastructure have become a running gag on the internet, but credulity-straining inclusions in the $1 trillion bill like an Amtrak vaping ban shouldn’t blind us to the imprudence of federal spending on some of the things that fit the definition of infrastructure well….

by | Jul 19, 2021

The future of the proposed infrastructure bill is looking bleak as GOP opposition grows in defiance of heavy-handed tactics from Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).  Plans for the bill’s funding are also in…

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