Chris Edwards

Chris Edwards is an economist at the Cato Institute. He recently testified before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about the USPS’s dire financial condition.

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Spending Freezes in History

With Congress reconvening, members will soon be battling over discretionary-spending levels for fiscal year 2014, which begins October 1. They will decide whether to abide by current federal budget caps, ...
Politics & Policy

Crumbling Infrastructure?

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood recently said that “America is one big pothole.” President Obama, members of Congress, and pundits often claim that our infrastructure is “crumbling.” The Senate Budget Committee’s ...

Paul Ryan’s Fiscal Framework

As Congress continues to battle over this year’s budget, House Budget chairman Paul Ryan released a blueprint today to guide Republican fiscal policies for years to come. Ryan’s budget proposes ...

VAT-ting the Next Guy

With trillion-dollar deficits, OMB director is an impossible job in a left-wing administration. The president would be telling him, “Peter, you have to reduce the deficit so that I’m perceived ...