WASHINGTON — So much of politics here in the nation’s capital is about moving money from someone’s pocket to someone else’s. As a result, the threat of generational or sectional warfare frequently lurks below the surface of budget debates.
That’s why it’s refreshing when think tanks and politicians disseminate ideas that can expand — rather than redistribute — the nation’s economic pie. They do this by enabling policies that unlock value-creation.
Take federal transportation funding. The worthy idea of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation is to direct no less than 5 percent of federal highway funding to information technology-based transit projects.
Important insight from Information Technology and Innovation Foundation: High-tech transportation spending can unlock new benefts.