The Farm Bill Epitomizes Government Waste

It would be challenging to find another piece of recent federal legislation so blatantly subservient to special interests and wasteful with taxpayers’ money than the massive $867 billion farm bill passed by Congress in December. Handouts to the agricultural industry have long been a staple of federal policy, but instead of reversing course and ending […]

Public Attitudes Toward Public Private Partnerships

An article in The Atlantic suggests that Americans are not completely at ease with the private sector building and operating public infrastructures. Private sector construction and operation is certainly faster and more efficient as is government’s, but offsetting that, government can borrow at about a 3% cost, cheaper than the private sector’s blend of equity […]