I am pleased to announce that today I started a new affiliation as a Senior Fellow at the R Street Institute. R Street is a self-described “free-market think tank with a pragmatic approach to public policy challenges.” What does that mean? As they say, “we recognize that public goods, natural monopolies and externalities are real concerns that governments must sometimes address. We also understand that life in a democratic society often means reaching a compromise that doesn’t necessarily represent a first, best solution.” Hence their motto: “Free markets. Real solutions.” This seems a good fit with my own preference for fact-based policy. I’ll be working on cybersecurity, tech policy, national security and homeland security issues.