Replace Washington

This article originally appeared on on 01/27/2019.

For decades now, Americans have slogged through a rising tide of idiocies. Getting a permit to do something useful, say, open a restaurant or fix a bridge, can take years. 

Build Big Without Wasting Billions

This article originally appeared on on October 23, 2017.

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 Zee) Bridge.


Fixing the Civil Service

This article appeared on on April 28, 2017.

Once a cure for good government, it is now a cancer that needs to be reformed

Americans think Washington is broken.  

The President’s Right to Say ‘You’re Fired’

This article originally appeared on on January 30, 2017.

President Trump wants to overhaul the civil service. Even ardent liberals agree it needs to be rebuilt, but past efforts at reform have withered in Congress under union power and public indifference. 

American Interest: Democracy for an Age of Distrust

(November 16, 2016) Americans now have an historic opportunity to reimagine government. The
key is to abandon the centralized operating philosophy which, in thousandpage
rulebooks, purports to tell everybody how to do everything.