supply chain

COMMENTARY

Proposed trucking reforms offload costs on public

BY: - December 6, 2021

In April of 2020, the world saw the largest immediate contraction of consumer spending in recorded history. The fits and starts in the bounce back from this contraction is largely a function of the speed at which the world shut down and opened back up again. While 2020 was the year of hundreds of thousands […]

COMMENTARY

Why are prices so high? Blame the supply chain, and that’s the reason inflation is here to stay

BY: - November 12, 2021

Consumer prices soared in October 2021 and are now up 6.2% from a year earlier – higher than most economists’ estimates and the fastest increase in more than three decades. At this point, that may be no surprise to most Americans, who are seeing higher prices while shopping for shoes and steaks, dining at restaurants […]

Easing of supply chain problems to start with backed-up seaports, White House says

BY: - November 10, 2021

The first seaport to improve its facilities following passage of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill could be in Savannah, Ga., a senior Biden administration official said Tuesday. President Joe Biden has yet to sign the measure, which Congress sent to Biden’s desk late last week, funding improvements in highways, transit, ports, waterways, airports and other infrastructure. But […]

Cyberattack on New Hampshire school district illustrates growing threat to states and localities

BY: - June 21, 2021

WASHINGTON — In October 2019, officials at a tiny western New Hampshire school district suddenly realized they had a problem on their hands. The Sunapee School District’s servers, documents and other internal information systems had been locked down by an outside entity demanding a ransom payment. A cyberattack, like the Colonial Pipeline one that spurred days […]