The federal government has been slow to adapt to the realities of climate change. Disaster management programs and policies designed a half-century ago are proving wholly inadequate for the challenges we face today — and those we know are coming. You can read this opinion piece in The Economic Standard.
As the postal service holds out its hand for assistance during the Covid-19 crisis, a review of their recent financials reveals a different problem. Read this article in the Economic Standard to learn more.
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government — along with many state governments — has moved to loosen regulations on medical licensing, telehealth, reimbursement, and FDA approvals. These measures have helped accelerate pharmaceutical innovation, expanded access to critical care, and empowered medical workers to focus more on patients than on red tape. These […]
In this piece, published in the Spectator (Australian edition), Michael McGrady explains why increasing access to smoke-free products is necessary to successfully execute a strategy that reduces the use of combustible smoking products, which are responsible for the deaths of millions across the globe.
In the last decade, a multitude of ambitious programs to “bridge the digital divide” have been discussed and debated. Many of them have been implemented. Few of them have moved the needle, even as the coronavirus pandemic highlights the need to expand connectivity to unserved areas. In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) expanded its […]
Video conferences, online classrooms, and telehealth have all become mainstream in 2020. This huge change has been made feasible by federal policies that focus on getting the most value out of America’s telecommunications resources. To replicate this success and avoid future waste, access to American spectrum needs to be competitive. The global coronavirus pandemic has […]
This past week, Democratic representatives on the Hill unveiled the text of a colossal $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill. Dubbed the Moving Forward Act, the plan offers a mile-long shopping list for federal spending—from clean energy to the postal service. But the flurry of ambitious projects draws attention away from the fact that businesses, workers, and consumers across the […]
The COVID-19 global pandemic has made video conference calling a basic tool for both socializing and business alike. But recent revelations that Zoom closed American accounts on demands from Beijing point to a worrying trend of American companies muting basic rights to accommodate autocrats abroad. When companies ride roughshod over American values overseas, their actions […]
In addition to the lives tragically lost, the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic are evident everywhere. Unemployment levels not seen since the Great Depression. More than 100,000 small businesses shuttered. A near-total collapse of tourism in major U.S. cities. The speed and strength of the economic recovery depends on whether businesses and consumers feel […]
It’s been more than two decades since President Bill Clinton championed the goal of making affordable Internet access a universal reality in America. With each passing year, the economic and social inequalities caused by the “digital divide” grow more acute. To meet this challenge, Congress needs to reassess its approach and learn from its past mistakes. You […]