Morning Ebrief
February 13, 2018

FEATURED STORY OF THE DAY

Infrastructure Will Grow Faster Without Project Labor Agreements
Emily Top, E21

Today President Trump released his plan to stimulate $1.5 trillion in infrastructure spending to improve the country's out-of-date structures. Unfortunately, his new plan misses an opportunity to reduce the cost of infrastructure by removing President Obama's executive order that requires the use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for federal construction projects. Since PLAs discriminate against non-union labor, they can be expensive, anti-competitive, and inefficient, and should not be mandated. Read more here....

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Is mandated affordable housing helpful?

YES  Affordable Housing as a Platform for Stable Communities - Bob Simpson, Architect Magazine
NO  High Cost of "Affordable Housing" - Paul Kupiec & Edward Pinto, Wall Street Journal

DECONSTRUCTION ZONE

Congress Begins a Spending Spree
Brian Riedl, National Review

End of Free Money for Government
Justin Fox, Bloomberg View

Do Rich People Benefit More from Capitalism?
Estanislao Fuentes Benitez, Austrian Economics Center

Behold, The Shrinking Federal Government!
Ralph Benko, Forbes

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