The U.S. government needs a yard sale

There’s a quick, non-partisan way the US government could save taxpayers billions of dollars, and nobody’s talking about it. Alex Tabarrok points out a piece on NPR about empty government-owned buildings whose upkeep is paid for by all of us:

“Government estimates suggest there may be 77,000 empty or underutilized buildings across the country. Taxpayers own them, and even vacant, they’re expensive. The Office of Management and Budget says these buildings could be costing taxpayers $1.7 billion a year.”