Opinion: Why the Defense Department Should Not Run Commercial 5G Networks

I have long argued that government has an important role to play in fostering economic growth and creating safe and fair work places, but on this one, I have concerns. I had plenty of experience with agency announcements when I was chief economist for the U.S. Labor Department. Many were well-researched and solved public problems. But this DoD announcement is different. It seems poorly conceived and lacks the kind of intellectual rigor a project of this size should have.

Opinion by William Rodgers III, Barron’s Market Watch, October 22, 2020