Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Why the Lights Are Still Off in Puerto Rico

  Regardless of how the president and FEMA have responded, Puerto Rico was set up for disaster well before Hurricane Maria hit. Yo-yo tax breaks, needlessly expensive imports, and crippling debt all lead to a shoddy infrastruture that’s still without power on much of the island. On the latest “Mostly Weekly,” Andrew Heaton explores: how read more »

The Federal Government Ruined Puerto Rico

This article was originally published at Reason.com Puerto Rico voted to become a U.S. state this week. Needless to say, we should all be deeply concerned about the island’s engorged debt, destructive fits of socialism, and terrifying chupacabras. But Puerto Rican statehood also represents a unique opportunity to reform American federalism. Accepting a new state with read more »