Infrastructure

Electricity Problems Are Bigger in Texas

Electricity Problems Are Bigger in Texas

Despite historic power vulnerability, state regulators failed to prepare for the winter storm of the century.

Cognitive Limits on the Value of Consumer Autonomy

Cognitive Limits on the Value of Consumer Autonomy

Cold weather spikes in Texas electricity prices reveal the risks of uninformed consumer choice in complex markets.

Can Public Banking Save the Postal Service?

Can Public Banking Save the Postal Service?

Policymakers say that postal banking could offer financial support to underserved people while saving an American institution.

The Constitutional Foundations of Communications Law and Policy

The Constitutional Foundations of Communications Law and Policy

The government must recognize constitutional property and free speech rights in communications law and policy.

How a Racist Home Loan Program Created a Climate Crisis

How a Racist Home Loan Program Created a Climate Crisis

Two of the United States’ biggest challenges converge on urban heat islands.

Community Land Trusts Get a California Makeover

Community Land Trusts Get a California Makeover

California laws may help community land trusts tackle a housing crisis and other issues.

Alameda Casts Its Vote for Single-Family Homes

Alameda Casts Its Vote for Single-Family Homes

Voters in Alameda, California reject a ballot measure that would have eliminated single-family zoning citywide.

NASA’s Artemis Accords Boost Commercial Space Activity

NASA’s Artemis Accords Boost Commercial Space Activity

Bilateral agreements renew debate over private exploitation of outer space resources.

Forty Years After Surface Freight Deregulation

Forty Years After Surface Freight Deregulation

The regulatory reforms of the railroad and trucking industries are models for evidence-based, bipartisan policymaking.

How Land Use Reform Led to More Housing in Houston

How Land Use Reform Led to More Housing in Houston

Scholars show that reducing minimum lot sizes unleashed a small housing boom in Texas’s largest city.

Zombie Laws Haunt the Energy Market

Zombie Laws Haunt the Energy Market

Scholar argues that energy regulations that once protected consumers now block renewable energy companies.

Stress-Testing Solar Policy

Stress-Testing Solar Policy

U.S. policymakers struggle to keep pace with surging solar markets.