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Nick Zaiac is a fellow in commercial freedom at the R Street Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based free-market-focused think tank. His research and writing focus on postal reform, shipping, infrastructure, occupational licensing and other regulatory issues. Before joining R Street, he was a graduate fellow at George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Previously, he worked as a research assistant at the Cato Institute and was on the staff of Regulation magazine.

Zaiac earned his bachelor's degree in international relations and economics from American University and his master's degree in economics from George Mason University.

May 7, 2019

How a Misguided Mandate Threatens Freight Rail's Economic Viability

Requiring two-person crews raises railroads' costs unnecessarily and discourages investment in technologies that could make shipping safer.