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Ehrlich: The Wrong Way to Enact The Wrong Policy — The FCC’s No Good, Very Bad Day

“This is no more a plan to regulate the Internet than the First Amendment is a plan to regulate free speech,” said Federal Communications Commission…

Why GDP and productivity growth may be underestimated

On Friday, the very fine economists at the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release their estimate of fourth quarter GDP growth.  Current estimates peg the…

Press Release: Osborne to Lead PPI Project on Reinventing America’s Schools

For Immediate Release January 21, 2015 OSBORNE TO LEAD PPI PROJECT ON REINVENTING AMERICA’S SCHOOLS WASHINGTON, D.C.—David Osborne, co-author of Reinventing Government and other highly…

Obama’s Muni Broadband Initiative: Bad Economics, Bad Politics

Here are some staggering statistics: Since 2006, state and local real investment in highways and streets has fallen by 22%.  Their spending on sewer systems,…

Fixing Shabby America

America’s infrastructure is like a house where the carpets are worn, the shower is leaking, and cracks in the wall let through the winter winds. The…

Congress Answers PPI Call, Exempts End-Users From Dodd-Frank

The Senate voted 93-4 Thursday to reauthorize the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) for six years. The legislation, which is expected to be signed into…

The Permanent Campaign: Lowlights of 2014

It’s time for the traditional end-of-year reminiscences of 2014, with plenty of best-and-worst lists for political people.  I’ll fish in with a few lowlights of…

Earnings for Young Americans: Which City Tops the List?

For young Americans, Washington, D.C. may have more to offer than government jobs and free museums.  It may also provide more opportunities to get a…