Jim Epstein is a writer and producer at Reason magazine. He tweets at @jimepstein

How taxi cartels resort to desperate measures to kill innovation and save their crumbling industry.

Inside the Port Authority’s dirty politics: the agency behind Bridgegate and Christie’s demise has a reputation as a patronage clubhouse and an ATM machine for unaccountable spending.

Hot Air

New York City’s new mayor wants to end the inequality that blights the city but he doesn’t have the power to effect that kind of change. He should stick to cleaning the streets.

Whistle Stop

The passenger-rail behemoth sucks up more taxpayer dollars than ever, and its ridership gains are merely a blip. Kill it once and for all.

The forced shutdown of two wildly popular budget bus companies was largely based on fabricated charges—to the benefit of politically-connected corporate carriers.