Health in Batesville, AR

TSA- site.gov_.jpg This week, the House Homeland Security Committee’s Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee held a hearing entitled “Checkpoint of the Future: Evaluating TSA’s Innovation Task Force Initiative.” My colleague Marc Scribner and I submitted comments for the record that advise a little less emphasis on innovation, and a little more on brass tacks.

Government employees spent nearly 3.5 million hours conducting union business, costing taxpayers $162.5 million in 2014, according to a new report.

If you have a resource you don’t need, and someone offers something you value in exchange for it, the exchange creates wealth. You get something more valuable than what you had before, and the other party does as well. That’s wealth creation. And it’s exactly what Airbnb is empowering millions of people around the world to do.

Bryan and Anika Rychner of Farmington, Minn. had little interaction with the elderly man next door for nearly a decade. At best, they exchange a smile or a wave in passing.