Category Archives: Regulation

Barron’s D.C. man exposes some flaws in the federal regulatory process

Remember when the financial crisis prompted lawmakers on Capitol Hill to promise to “do something”? Jim McTague of Barron’s does. He offers an update on the new regulatory “crackdown” in his latest “D.C. Current” column. The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted two related rules aimed at preventing a repeat of the 2008 financial-marketContinue Reading

National Review’s Williamson takes on Big Sugar

Kevin Williamson ponders for National Review Online readers the misguided government policies that prop up the sugar industry. [T]he U.S. sugar industry … is poised to hand taxpayers a bill for $80 million this year, on top of the $3.5 billion a year they skim from consumers in the form of artificially higher prices. AgriculturalContinue Reading

New Carolina Journal Online features

Jesse Saffron reports for Carolina Journal Online about a recent change in the University of North Carolina’s post-tenure review for professors. Roy Cordato’s Daily Journal examines possible changes in federal ozone standards.

An Uber-related irony

Giuseppe Macri shares with Daily Caller readers an interesting piece of news related to legislative efforts to limit ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft on the West Coast. California state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested for driving under the influence early last Friday hours after voting in favor of a bill placing heavy restrictionsContinue Reading

New Mercatus report on federal role in education

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University just published a really helpful overview of the role of the federal government in education. Reading, Writing, and Regulations: A Survey of the Expanding Federal Role in Elementary and Secondary Education Policy by Rhodes College economics professor Courtney A. Collins examines the history of federal education laws andContinue Reading

Goldwater’s campaign to sidestep federal regulators

The latest Bloomberg Businessweek documents a high-profile Arizona referendum that addresses federal regulatory overreach. In November, Arizona voters will decide whether terminally ill patients should be allowed to take drugs that are in the early stages of testing but haven’t yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Similar “right to try” lawsContinue Reading

A strike back against the food police

An article in the latest Bloomberg Businessweek explains why some schools across the country are “Tossing the First Lady’s Lunch.” As superintendent of the Fort Thomas Independent School District in northern Kentucky, Gene Kirchner oversees 3,000 students who buy about 1,400 cafeteria lunches each day. At least they used to. Since federal school lunch nutritionContinue Reading

What Hobby Lobby decision?

Sarah Torre of the Heritage Foundation documents for the Daily Signal the Obama administration’s latest attempt to write rules for its employer health insurance mandate. The eighth time still doesn’t seem to be the charm for government bureaucrats. On Friday, the Obama administration released yet another revision to the Department of Health and Human ServicesContinue Reading