Adrian Moore, Ph.D., is vice president of policy at Reason Foundation, a non-profit think tank advancing free minds and free markets.
Moore leads Reason's policy implementation efforts and conducts his own research on topics such as privatization, government and regulatory reform, air quality, transportation and urban growth, prisons and utilities.
Moore, who has testified before Congress on several occasions, regularly advises federal, state and local officials on ways to streamline government and reduce costs.
In 2008 and 2009, Moore served on Congress' National Surface Transportation Infrastructure Financing Commission. The commission offered "specific recommendations for increasing investment in transportation infrastructure while at the same time moving the Federal Government away from reliance on motor fuel taxes toward more direct fees charged to transportation infrastructure users." Since 2009 he has served on California's Public Infrastructure Advisory Commission.
Mr. Moore is co-author of the book Mobility First: A New Vision for Transportation in a Globally Competitive 21st Century (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008). Texas Gov. Rick Perry said, "Speaking from our experiences in Texas, Sam Staley and Adrian Moore get it right in Mobility First." World Bank urban planner Alain Bartaud called it "a must read for urban managers of large cities in the United States and around the world."
Moore is also co-author of Curb Rights: A Foundation for Free Enterprise in Urban Transit, published in 1997 by the Brookings Institution Press, as well as dozens of policy studies. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Orange County Register, as well as in, Public Policy and Management, Transportation Research Part A, Urban Affairs Review, Economic Affairs, and numerous other publications.
In 2002, Moore was awarded a World Outsourcing Achievement Award by PricewaterhouseCoopers and Michael F. Corbett & Associates Ltd. for his work showing governments how to use public-private partnerships and the private sector to save taxpayer money and improve the efficiency of their agencies.
Prior to joining Reason, Moore served 10 years in the Army on active duty and reserves. As an noncommissioned officer he was accepted to Officers Candidate School and commissioned as an Infantry officer. He served in posts in the United States and Germany and left the military as a Captain after commanding a Heavy Material Supply company.
Mr. Moore earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Irvine. He holds a Master's in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and a Master's in History from California State University, Chico.
Pension systems need to do more than just avoid losing money. For the Florida Retirement System, the goal is to get returns greater than 7.65%.
California’s death penalty system does not work.
Proposition 65: Dedication of Revenue from Disposable Bag Sales to Wildlife Conservation Fund AND Proposition 67: Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum
Prop 67 bans plastic bags and allows stores to charge for other single use bags and pocket the money. Prop 65 says if we do ban plastic bags and allow stores to charge for other bags, that money has to go to an environmental fund.
Prop 64 legalizes possession and use of marijuana by adults 21 or older in California.
California’s Proposition 63: Background Checks for Ammunition Purchases and Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine Ban
Prop 63 would clearly violate the 2nd Amendment right to keep and bear arms with a complex and unworkable nest of new regulations and mandates on law enforcement.
This measure repeals the death penalty and makes the maximum punishment “life without the possibility of parole.”
Prop 61 fails to understands how markets and pricing work and so will most likely lead to fewer drug options and higher prices for Californians—the very opposite of what proponents want to achieve.
Prop 60 looks like a solution in search of a problem.
This ballot measure does nothing to inform the California congressional coalition about the feelings of Californians about Citizens United that could not be accomplished with much less cost and bother by a good poll.