Policy Brief

Pittsburgh’s airport woes continue as junket visits England

Introduction and background: A contingent of Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) officials, local business and community leaders are in London this week visiting British Airways (BA) to discuss the airline’s activity at PIT.  As per the Sept. 23 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The … Continue reading

Colin McNickle at Large

Inaction has consequences, too

When will enough be enough for Allegheny County’s broken property assessment system, one that appears to devolve into an ever-deeper cluster cluck by the week? Allegheny County has – for purely political reasons – refused to conduct a countywide property … Continue reading


Productivity losses in 2022

The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on labor productivity in the U.S. business sector for the second quarter 2022 shows output per hour falling at a 3.6 percent annual rate following a similar decline in the first quarter. … Continue reading