Policy Brief

PIT’s performance over the last two decades

Summary: Activity at Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. With a terminal built to the specifications of USAir (later, USAirways), PIT has seen its fortunes fall in concert with that ill-fated airline.  Once a … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Meanwhile, back at the Port Authority…

There’s a troubling dichotomy in a federal government announcement that its sending millions more dollars to the Port Authority of Allegheny County. But it’s all too troublingly familiar when it comes to the fed’s “beneficent” redistributionism. As the Pittsburgh Business … Continue reading


The real number of jobs lost due to COVID

With all the news coverage of the jobs lost and recovered during the pandemic, a basic calculation has been missing. Typically, the purpose of jobs reporting is to focus on the drop in jobs for months in 2020 compared to … Continue reading