Tag Archive: competition

  • Tax Cronyism is No Substitute for Good Tax Policy

    | November 21, 2014 | Add a comment

    One of the most significant upsets of the 2014 midterm elections was the choice by Maryland voters to elect a candidate who campaigned on lowering tax burdens and creating a more business-friendly state. Governor-elect Hogan represents a sharp rejection of the heavy-handed regulation and tax-and-spend policies of Governor Martin O’Malley, … »

  • Gubernatorial Elections and the Message on Taxes

    | November 14, 2014 | Add a comment

    While there is plenty to analyze from the elections as a whole, one of the most important lessons that we can glean from the 2014 mid-terms is on taxes. The message sent this election cycle to the nation’s governors is unmistakable. Governors who enacted bold tax reforms were reelected, even … »

  • Seattle Restricts Uber and Transportation Innovation

    | March 19, 2014 | Add a comment

    In a major setback for innovation in the urban transportation market, the Seattle City Council voted Monday to cap the number of cars that ride-on-demand services like Uber and Lyft may have on the road at any one time. The mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has said he will sign … »

  • President Obama Can Find Change In The States

    | February 14, 2014 | Add a comment

    This article appeared on AmericasFuture.org February 5, 2014. President Obama’s State of the Union address has produced a polarizing effect on the nation; some fully support him while others express serious concerns about his growing propensity to ignore federal law and act “unilaterally.” President Obama recognized many of the nation’s problems, from high corporate … »

  • Competition Leads to Cost-Savings in Water Infrastructure

    | September 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

    Every year in North America, 300,000 water main breaks threaten the safety of our communities and place enormous financial burdens on states already struggling to balance budgets. Decisions on how to deal with the estimated $3.8 trillion worth of necessary upgrades to our nation’s water infrastructure will have profound fiscal … »

  • Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Long on Opinion, Short on Research

    | February 20, 2013 | Add a comment

    The Left-wing Center for Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is out with a new essay attacking the economic basis for low tax, free-market, limited government policy proposals like those laid out in Rich States, Poor States. In reality, CBPP’s paper is a case study in poor research methods, self-referentialism, and confirmation bias. The … »

  • Susan Crawford’s flawed argument about broadband competition

    | January 14, 2013 | Add a comment

    Susan Crawford, a professor at Benjamin Cardozo School of Law, argues in her interesting and provocative new book Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age that broadband Internet should be treated more like a traditional public utility such as electricity, water, sewer. She writes, … »

  • No Snake Oil, Life is About Incentives

    | December 10, 2012 | Add a comment

    By Jonathan Small, CPA Many have heard the saying, “You reap what you sow.” This is an undeniable fact of life, reality. Essentially, this saying means that productive efforts eventually yield constructive results and destructive efforts eventually yield damaging results. Recently, two groups — the Iowa Policy Project and Good … »

  • Cato Institute Grades Governors on Fiscal Record

    | October 22, 2012 | Add a comment

    The latest edition of the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors grades the states on economic policies enacted since 2010.  Governors that earned an “A” implemented pro-growth reforms, such as reducing taxes and spending, while Governors that received an “F” have a record of raising spending and … »

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    Public-Private Partnerships Forge a Path Forward for Infrastructure Investment

    | October 17, 2012 | Add a comment

    America’s roads, bridges and tunnels have a significant impact on our nation’s economic health. According to a recent study by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), deficiencies in America’s infrastructure cost households and businesses nearly $130 billion in 2010. The same ASCE study found that if current infrastructure is … »