Time to Bite the Bullet and Kill the Bullet Train

The potential environmental benefits of the bullet train cannot justify its exorbitant costs. The hits just keep on coming for the California bullet train, which is supposed to run between Los Angeles and San Francisco. First, the estimated completion cost has ballooned to over $77 billion and there is no viable plan to raise this money. ...

Resolve to Save Money and the Planet

Maintain proper pressure in your car tires. The incoming Administration has resolved to change U.S. energy and regulatory policies in the New Year – changes that are likely to anger many environmentalists in the U.S. and abroad.  Anger, however, will not reduce particulate matter and greenhouse gas emissions.  Thankfully, there are steps we can take as ...

The Yin and Yang of DC

Our do nothing Congress and imperial presidency. A few weeks ago, the Treasury Department released a new anti-inversion regulation designed to make it more difficult for American companies to use various corporate deals with foreign businesses to avoid the application of U.S. corporate taxes. Although the promulgation of a regulation designed to combat corporate tax avoidance may sound ...