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Four Half-Measures to Stem Postal Pension Losses
Nick Zaiac

A few weeks ago, the United States Postal Service (USPS) released its annual financial report. While there were some points of hope—weakening mail revenue was covered by more parcel income—USPS…

This Thanksgiving, Consider Educating Your Neighbor in Prison
Nila Bala

This Thanksgiving, you might be headed to the movie theaters to watch a biopic of America’s favorite neighbor—Mister Rogers—starring Tom Hanks. Also worth watching, though, is Fred Roger’s…

As one state implements Raise the Age reforms, others should join in
Jesse Kelley

The first of December marks not only the beginning of the holiday season, but also the official implementation of North Carolina’s new Raise the Age law. In 2017, lawmakers raised the age of…

Can Policy Tame Postal Service Traffic Lawbreaking?
Nick Zaiac

Every day, hundreds of thousands of postal workers show up to work, pick up their arrow lock keys, get into their postal-service-owned vehicles and begin their rounds. And every day, for reasons that…

, LegBranch
Report of the Task Force Project on Congressional Reform
Kevin Kosar

From LegBranch:

The American Political Science Association, the Brookings Institution, and the R Street Institute convened top scholars of Congress to examine the state of Congress and possible…

Why Parcels Can’t Save the Postal Service
Nick Zaiac

It’s mid-November—the air has gotten colder and the leaves are dropping faster with each blustery day. The holiday shopping season has begun, moving from Veteran’s Day specials to Black Friday…

How to Be Your Own Electricity Company
Josiah Neeley

Suppose you were able to turn your own phone into the equivalent of a wholesale electricity company, buying electricity when it was cheap and using data from market trends to significantly cut not…

Agricultural data is the answer to protecting taxpayers and the environment
Caroline Kitchens

Many Americans likely do not associate farmers with the cutting edge of technology. But with the rise of precision agriculture and innovative new tools for data collection, U.S. agriculture is…

The ABA has not met the bar
Anthony Marcum

Ever since the Eisenhower administration, the American Bar Association has enjoyed a preferred seat at the judicial nominations table. For decades, presidents allowed the ABA to vet nominees even…

Financial Goblins
Alex J. Pollock

Just in time for Halloween last week, three financial goblins appeared in the Financial Times in the same October 31 issue:
-China Minsheng Investment Group, “the country’s largest private…