Policy Brief

PWSA’s latest rate proposal

Summary: Due to the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s (PWSA) long history of mismanagement and rapidly deteriorating infrastructure, the Pennsylvania Legislature, in Act 65 of 2017, placed the PWSA under Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) oversight. The PUC must now … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

The coming ‘industrial policy’ mess

We warned of this in March. And, sadly, and to the detriment of sound market principles, American taxpayers and the American economy, it is coming to pass: The president and the Congress have, with their multitrillion-dollar “infrastructure” bill, firmly embraced … Continue reading


May’s almost-good jobs report

The business news world eagerly awaited the May employment numbers with expectations of 671,000 net new jobs added in the month.  However, the report showed only 559,000 added jobs with 492,000 of those private sector and 67,000 new government employees. … Continue reading