Economic Growth DC’s Agenda

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“The District’s economy needs to grow at a significantly faster rate in order to create the number and kinds of jobs we’ll need over the next generation. Faster growth is required to increase the incomes of District residents, and we need it to produce the amount of tax revenue we’ll need to do the things… Read more »Read more

One Small Example of a Better Way to Regulate

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  In this article in the Washington Business Journal, reporter Michael Neibauer writes about an upcoming regulatory change by the District’s Department of the Environment:  The District is proposing to prohibit non-road diesel engines from idling for more than a few minutes at one time, citing the emissions spewed by the equipment and the environmental and… Read more »Read more

Where to Start with Regulatory Reform Part II

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In a previous post, Where to Start with Regulatory Reform, we made the case for changing the incentives that govern the way regulators are measured and compensated. Today, we offer a starting point for the District’s regulatory reform efforts: The Problem In a Washington Post article dated July 10th about Aetna’s withdrawal from the DC… Read more »Read more

Justice Denied in Washington, DC

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  By Dave Oberting   My White Privilege I was born into a middle-class Midwestern family. Both my parents were teachers. They stayed married to each other for 37 years until my father passed away about a decade ago. The neighborhoods I grew up in were safe and secure — the kind of neighborhood where you could leave… Read more »Read more