Policy Brief

  • Pittsburgh teams fight back: ineffectively

    Summary: Pittsburgh’s major sports franchises banded together to pay for a study that purports to show how important the teams are to the economies of the city and region. Unfortunately, the study is not convincing—nor is the teams’ commentary offered … Continue reading


Colin McNickle at Large

  • The Amazon outrage (& other notes)

    Pennsylvania and Allegheny County officials clearly require emergency medical treatment – to screw their heads back on properly. The administration of Gov. Tom Wolf revealed late Tuesday that the commonwealth pledged $4.6 billion in financial assistance over 25 years to … Continue reading