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Chris Edwards

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

Navy Corruption Scandal

Are leaders in other military and intelligence services just as vulnerable to old‐​fashioned, low‐​tech bribes?

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Pentagon Bureaucracy: $125 Billion in Waste

American businesses have become much leaner in recent decades, with flatter management structures. But the federal workforce has become top‐​heavy with excessive layers of management, and the DoD is no exception. 

November 30, 2016
Capitol Hill Briefing

Cutting Wasteful Spending in the Trump Administration

Featuring James Lankford (R-OK), United States Senator; Thomas A. Schatz, President, Citizens against Government Waste; Chris Edwards, Editor of Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org, Cato Institute; and Justin Bogie, Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

Fumbling Federal Finances

A new study illustrates structural features of the government that induce politicians and agency officials to spend on low‐​value activities.


Airport Plan for Trump Administration

Airports are a crucial part of America’s infrastructure. Privatization would increase efficiency and innovation, and thus generate benefits to travelers and the broader economy.