Category Archives: Regulation

New Carolina Journal Online features

Carolina Journal Online reports on a new John Locke Foundation study showing that North Carolina’s largest cities promised $65 million in targeted incentives over a five-year period. Kari Travis’ Daily Journal focuses on local governments’ efforts to regulate Airbnb.

A hypochondriac’s nightmare

If you’ve read Katherine Restrepo’s latest research newsletter, you might be interested in this John Lauerman article from the latest Bloomberg Businessweek: “There Are Now Officially 70,000 Ways to Get Sick or Die.” The codes cover everything from parrot bites to getting sucked into a jet engine. Doctors have already begun mocking the diagnostic list,Continue Reading

Barron’s editorial page editor touts trade’s undeniable benefits

Thomas Donlan‘s latest editorial commentary for Barron’s takes Hillary Clinton and other politicians to task for questioning the latest high-profile trade deal. Hillary Clinton is right: There are a lot of unanswered questions about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement. That’s hardly surprising, since the text of the agreement hasn’t yet been published. But objecting toContinue Reading

Developing ad hominem attacks to defend bad EPA rules

Though it’s employed quite frequently, the ad hominem attack does nothing to advance a debate. An ad hominem attack targets an opponent’s character rather than addressing his argument. Those who employ ad hominem attacks typically do so when they have no substantive arguments of their own. With that background in mind, Lachlan Markay of theContinue Reading

The Affordable Care Act’s name grows more ironic each day

Joe Schoffstall reports for the Washington Free Beacon on the latest sign that the Affordable Care Act is misnamed. Individual market premiums are set to increase by nearly 50 percent in Minnesota despite President Obama’s pledge that his healthcare law would make premiums more affordable. The Minnesota Department of Commerce recently released their 2016 reviewContinue Reading

Warren’s selective outrage about Wall Street

Brendan Bordelon of National Review Online shines light on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s dubious record on exposing Wall Street abuses. Senator Elizabeth Warren claimed another scalp in her fight against the finance industry’s influence on Washington last week. After years on the warpath against Wall Street, the Massachusetts Democrat set her sights on the left-leaningContinue Reading

Economist Taylor touts economic ‘First Principles’ as key to restored prosperity

The American economy can return to higher levels of growth and prosperity if leaders revert to basic economic principles: predictable policies, the rule of law, good incentives, reliance on free markets, and a limited government. Those five principles make up the basis of economist John B. Taylor’s latest book, First Principles, and the starting pointContinue Reading

Hillarycare vs. Obamacare

Scott Gottlieb and James Capretta argue in a National Review Online column that the federal government’s health care policy would be worse under a Hillary Clinton administration than it has been under President Obama. The only real daylight that has ever been visible between Clinton and Obama on health care occurred in 2008, over theContinue Reading