Archive: Articles

Is It Time to Pull the Plug on Amtrak?
Amtrak should live or die by its own merits as tested by people’s willingness to part with their hard-earned money in the market.
Art Carden | April 6, 2019
Personalizing and Empowering Special Education
Special education students face some of the worst odds of learning and graduating in our public education system.
Kristiana Bolzman | April 5, 2019
Four Ways to Improve Land Use Without Upzoning
Prolonged periods of high rents are a sign that cities haven’t permitted enough potential building space in their most desirable areas.
Nick Zaiac | April 4, 2019
Here’s What Small Business Owners Are Thinking—And Why it Matters
Investment and expansion become more likely when small business owners send less of their hard-earned money to Washington, D.C., and keep more in the form of investable capital.
Luka Ladan | April 3, 2019
Market-Based Medicine Beats Grim Prognosis
America may have a dysfunctional healthcare system, but at least there’s a glimmer of hope for taxpayers and consumers.
Ross Marchand | April 2, 2019
Deduct SALT from Your Food Not Your Taxes
The unrestricted SALT deduction subsidized the tax-and-spend policies of a select few states at the expense of states that practice more responsible tax and fiscal policy.
Elliot Young | March 29, 2019
Healthcare Needs Price Competition, Not Just Transparency
Efforts to make healthcare costs more transparent are a good start. But transparency is no substitute for competition.
Raymond J. March | March 28, 2019
Three Better Ideas Than a Vacant Storefront Tax for San Francisco
Commercial vacancy is a problem for SF neighborhoods. But the solution isn’t more government. It’s less.
Cathy Reisenwitz | March 27, 2019
E-Scooters and E-Bikes are Redefining Urban Transportation
An Innovation Policymakers Should Embrace
This kind of transportation solution is pivotal in helping younger workers cut commute time, optimize their schedules, and perk up their productivity, translating into more rapid economic growth.
Anil Niraula | March 26, 2019
War on Cancer Progress Depends on Market Innovation
The private sector tends to do a better job of finding the “sweet spot” for research spending, leading to blockbuster new drugs and innovation.
Ross Marchand | March 23, 2019