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Parking Minimums Create Too Many Parking Spots

Regulations enforcing parking minimums produce a surplus of spaces beyond what is efficient...

U.S. Postal Service Needs to Privatize in Order to Survive

Last fiscal year, the U.S. Postal Service lost $5.1 billion, not including the required $5.5 billion health care prefunding payment...

What the United States Can Learn from China's Highway Building Binge

In 2004, China had just 21,300 miles of expressway; its national network is now about 53,000 miles and surpassed the Unite States Interstate Highway system in 2011...

Social Security by Choice

A middle-income worker making $51,200 would get about $1,540 monthly from Social Security, but $3,600 from the Alternate Plan in place in three Texas counties...

The Big Lie at the Heart of the Highway Bill

The Senate-passed highway bill takes a big step backward on pension policy by adopting a provision that allows employers to shirk some of their pension plan contribution obligations...

Truth in Government Lending Is Long Overdue

The federal government's share of new loans for the home mortgage and student lending markets now approaches 100 percent...

Grading the Nation: How Accountable Is Your State?

No state received an aggregate A rating on the State Integrity Investigation, which assesses states' progress in the areas of transparency, accountability and anticorruption mechanisms...

A Meter So Expensive, It Creates Parking Spots

San Francisco installed parking sensors and new meters at roughly a quarter of its 26,800 metered spots to track when and where cars are parked in an attempt to allow the laws of supply and demand to dictate parking in the city...

The Last, Best Hope for Postal Reform

The U.S. Postal Service expects to lose over $18 billion annually by 2015 unless changes are made...

Fat Chance: An Analysis of Anti-Obesity Efforts

When New York City required in 2008 that restaurant chains post calorie counts on menus, consumers made no substantial changes to their eating habits...


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