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Clearing a Political Traffic Jam - Can Congestion Pricing Save MTA?

By Dylan Nezaj Published September 12, 2019

The debate over how best to bolster MTA funds is among the most contentious in New York politics. That congestion pricing will soon be a reality is a testament to a shifting paradigm, and an appreciation for the urgency with which we must repair the city’s economic engine.


Putting the “Social” back into Social Security - Dispelling the Myths about Social Security, and the Lesson that Paying for it Can Teach Us

By Dylan Nezaj Published November 18, 2018

Congress can pursue numerous policy measures to keep Social Security strong for generations to come. The combination of such measures that Congress adopts should reflect what we think constitutes a fair share of burden, will test our commitment to social insurance, and may redefine the very nature of one of America’s greatest policy endeavors.


Our Energy “Made in China”? - Trump, Coal, and the Future of American Energy

By Dylan Nezaj Published May 6, 2018

Amidst China’s continuing efforts to achieve the status of a global economic superpower, the U.S. federal government is trying reinvigorating the coal industry. In so doing, the U.S. in losing the race to clean energy leadership.


The Risk of a Simplistic Approach to NAFTA

By Dylan Nezaj Published October 19, 2017

The deal that govern's trade between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico may be due for a renegotiation. But let's keep in mind the full scope of NAFTA's legacy before we threaten to withraw outright.