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Federal Railroad Administration Is Hindering American Transit

In order for railcars compatible with European regulations to meet Federal Railroad Administration rules, they need to add significant bulk and weight, thus adding to both their manufacturing and operating costs, and actually making them less safe...

Digital Systems Can Remake Government

Regardless of tax and spending levels, government as currently organized is too cumbersome to be effective...

Say Goodbye to Attorney-Client Privilege

A new interpretation of the "advice exemption" of the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act would deny workers the information they need and to which they are legally entitled before they vote on whether to join a union...

Prohibition's Leftovers: Pennsylvania's Beer Distribution Problem

Pennsylvania breweries are permitted to self-distribute their products to retailers in the state, but out-of-state breweries must go through wholesalers...

Legal Complexities Limit State Pension Reform

In many states, an employee's right to public pension benefits is considered contractual, and therefore is protected against substantial impairment under both state and federal constitutions...

High Speed Railways Are Not Realistic in the United States

The evidence suggests that high-speed rail can only be competitive on routes that are between 200 miles and 500 miles in length...

Privatization of Government Programs Benefits the Economy

Privatization is a bipartisan trend, embraced by pragmatic local policymakers from both sides of the aisle...

Red Tape Record Breakers

Pages in the Code of Federal Regulations hit an all-time high of 174,545 in 2012, an increase of more than 21 percent during the last decade...

Exporting Natural Gas: Is it Beneficial?

While politicians and corporations are worried about prices of natural gas inflating, it is not clear that allowing sales abroad would have a substantial impact on American purchasers of the commodity...

Five Myths about the Federal Housing Administration

The Federal Housing Administration took the lead in crafting the National Homeownership Strategy, which urged doing away with down payments...


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