Publications

Publications

, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Depression and the invisible fight for your life
Ann Phelan

My mom has battled depression for 33 years.

On a recent Monday morning, she had to go to the hospital. Life isn’t easy right now and her depression saw an opening and snuck back into our lives….

, Washington Examiner
China abuses trade, but tariffs are the wrong way to fight
Clark Packard

U.S. trade policy has been a dizzying mess these past several weeks, from levying ill-conceived steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, to the president’s…

, RealClearMarkets
We won’t know the final lessons of QE until it’s over
Alex J. Pollock

A justly famous line of John Maynard Keynes is:  “Soon or late, it is ideas…which are dangerous for good or evil.”

The first lesson from ten years of Quantitative Easing (QE) is that the…

, Bloomberg|Quint
A central banker’s plea for less power
Media Coverage

From Bloomberg|Quint:
It is also, it turns out, a really important and timely book about the role and the limitations of what U.S. scholars generally call the administrative state, the seemingly…

Coalition Letter on Prioritizing Supersonic Travel
Caleb Watney

Dear Chairman Thune and Ranking Member Nelson:

Fifty years after the Concorde’s maiden flight, the ingenuity of American innovators and entrepreneurs means the next generation of commercial…

Wireless spectrum and markets: a match made in economic heaven
Ann Phelan

Washington D.C. (June 18) – Wireless devices have become a commonplace wonder in today’s day and age. Every day, people all over the world use their devices to stream videos, text friends, look…

The role of markets in spectrum policy
Joe Kane

“…as with other economic goods like land and paper, the most efficient way of allocating spectrum [is]…to create a market for it rather than to give it away for free at the whims of the…

, Reuters
‘Girls can come after you’: U.S. tech moguls risk jail for online sex trafficking
Media Coverage

From Reuters:
With some 2,300 state prosecutors now able to build cases to test the new law, tech companies would feel a “real danger”, said Lars Trautman, a former county prosecutor and…

#MAGA vs. #Resist
Eli Lehrer

In letters to our donors and blog posts, I’ve made the point that R Street is neither a #resist organization nor a #MAGA organization. As a 501c(3) organization, we can’t and don’t take…

, RealClearPolicy
Why a delegation skeptic is suspicious of the REINS act
Philip Wallach

Right in its title, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act of 2017 makes a promise to restore a constitutional balance currently lacking by putting executive branch…