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Chris Edwards

Director of Tax Policy Studies and editor of Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org

Crescent Dunes: Another Green Flop

The lesson from political daydreams about green new deals such as Crescent Dunes is that the government’s track record at guiding our energy future has been pretty dismal.


Government Assets Fall Apart

Politicians like to brag about the new projects they are spending money on, but they pay little attention to old facilities that are falling apart.


Perry the Profligate

Perry visited Waynesboro, Georgia, on Friday and announced $3.7 billion in additional federal loans for the primary owners of a nuclear power project that has been beset with delays and cost overruns.


Markets and Emissions

The production and consumption of just about everything is far more energy efficient today than in past decades because of businesses striving for profits and consumers striving to save money. 


New Study on Electricity Infrastructure

Privatizing federal generation and transmission facilities would raise government revenues from the sell‐​off and from the payment of income and property taxes by the privatized entities over time.


Privatizing Federal Grazing Lands

Experience has shown that federal agencies mismanage land from both economic and environmental perspectives. The solution is to devolve ownership of most federal land to the states and private sector.


More Bad News from Alabama

The federal government spends about $900 million a year on civilian nuclear activities, but after six decades of subsidies, the nuclear industry should stand on its own.