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Private Businesses Craving Public Money

A private group may invite whom it wishes, but the guests invited tell much about the organization doing the inviting. Long years ago, straining even the finest recollection, private businesses relied on their own efforts for success (or so one has heard).  Look about now, even in small and struggling places, and one finds well-fed…

Commerce Slows

Update, Friday afternoon: Trump folds under pressure agrees to a three-week re-opening of the federal gov’t.  Of his Rose Garden address this afternoon (one that I watched in full), Jennifer Rubin observes “[m]aybe this is part of an insanity defense for the Russia probe.” One reads that under the shutdown, interstate commerce now slows: Significant…

If the Next Administration is Serious About Infrastructure, It Will Privatize Airports

Talk about a trillion dollars in infrastructure spending from the next administration isn’t the answer, in particular, to many of America’s transportation problems. Privatizing airports, as Robert W. Poole Jr. and Chris Edwards propose, would be more useful than vast sums on make-work projects of dubious value to anyone except big campaign contributors and connected…