We already have a transportation system that is resilient in the face of black swans such as the coronavirus pandemic, but we need to defend that system against powerful political forces that are trying to dismantle it.
Lawmakers must not back down from President Trump’s threat to ignore congressional oversight of the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the CARES Act.
Despite its growth over the last decade, the FDA has been more of a hindrance than a help in combating COVID-19.
When government begins asserting emergency powers, the temptation to abuse is inevitable: examples from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Instead of bailing out transit, it’s time to start thinking about phasing out the subsidies we give it.
Is it accurate to blame the slow federal response on budget cuts and shrunken bureaucracies?
Donation stories play well on the 5 o’clock news, but a functioning market for the sale of masks will be necessary to meaningfully address the shortage of surgical masks.
External expertise is not enough to legitimate content moderation on social media.
President Trump has taken his idea for an “enforceable quarantine” of the Tristate Area off the table for now; let’s hope it stays there.
Tucked deep within the COVID-19 relief package is a provision designed to strengthen unions in industries that accept bailout loans.
Economists have been suggesting that acting to save lives is optimal policy now, at least compared with doing nothing. But nobody thinks “doing nothing” is right.
Transit neither needs nor deserves a bailout due to the COVID-19 virus.