New York Daily News: Build Big Without Wasting Billions


New York is at the cusp of a major infrastructure building boom, but an obsolete New York statute from the 19th century called the Scaffold Law has already wasted $200 million on one project — the new Mario Cuomo (Tappan …

Ripon Forum: Fixing the Civil Service


By Philip K. Howard April 28, 2017

Americans think Washington is broken.  That’s why they elected a tough-talking outsider as president.  But fixing Washington requires more than one person; it requires a new operating system that allows people to make …

New York Daily News: Shred the Red Tape


President Trump has signaled that one of his next big initiatives will be to jump-start a trillion-dollar program to rebuild America’s fraying infrastructure. As a former builder, Trump would seem to be uniquely qualified to oversee this initiative.

Rebuilding infrastructure …