Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Government Assaults 'Big Dogs' - To Advantage the Biggest Dog of Them All

One of the largest myths going is that government helps the Little Guy. On it’s face this is patently absurd.  More government – taxes and/or regulations – raises the costs of e

Dear Northeast, How’s That Solar Working Out For Ya?

A couple of months ago, effective in November, National Grid, one of Massachusetts’ two dominant utilities, 

Dodd-Frank Annual Costs to Approach $200 Billion

In the wake of the recent elections, there is one thing both parties still agree on: Middle-income families are being squeezed and voters are angry. But why? And what should be done about it?

New Congress Should Heed Voters, Kill Internet Sales Tax

As the 113th United States Congress gives way to the incoming 114th Congress—a transition that will include 50 new representatives and 12 new senators—hopes for pass

The Evolving Urban Form: Tianjin

Tianjin is located on Bohai Gulf, approximately 75 miles (120 kilometers) from Beijing. It was the imperial port of China, by virtue of that proximity.

Snus Users’ Hearts Keep on Ticking, Not Fluttering

Swedish researchers from several institutions document that snus use is not associated with atrial fibrillation (commonly known as AFib), the most common heart arrhythmia (irregular timing of the h

Top Ten Questions to Ask About Title II Utility Regulation of Internet

If Congress or the media seek incisive oversight/accountability questions to ask the FCC about the real world implications and unintended consequences of its Title II net neutrality plans, here are

“Where to Watch” Piracy Decrease

The Internet ecosystem just added a new tool to preserve the property of rights holders even while encouraging greater use of broadband.

Gruber Wasn’t Insulting Republicans and Conservatives

The recently uncovered comments of MIT professor Jonathan Gruber deriding the intelligence of the American voter and bragging that deception helped pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA), or Obamacare