Category Archives: Regulation

US Chamber asks how federal agencies can make so many laws easier than Congress

And their answer, as explained by William Kovacs, is along the lines of why state agencies here can make rules carrying the force of law so much easier than the General Assembly makes laws. Under the checks and balances built into the U.S. Constitution, it is supposed to take a great deal of effort toContinue Reading

Bet you could use an extra $13,000 this year

Bentley Coffey, Patrick McLaughlin, and Pietro Peretto of the Mercatus Center at George Mason University place a price tag on American regulatory growth. Economic growth in the United States has, on average, been slowed by 0.8 percent per year since 1980 owing to the cumulative effects of regulation. If regulation had been held constant atContinue Reading

Leef probes the transformation of Title IX

George Leef’s latest Forbes column documents disturbing changes in the way federal Title IX has been employed in recent years. Initially, the main impetus behind the law was the rather blatant imbalance between men’s and women’s sports. Professor William Anderson explains in this article published by the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy, “I wasContinue Reading

Another provocative tome from George Gilder

Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard offers praise for the latest book from George Gilder, The Scandal of Money. Gilder’s book ponders the brave new world of Bitcoins and other encrypted digital currencies. Gilder’s crucial point is that the U.S. made a grave mistake when it went off the gold standard in 1971. This destroyed several keyContinue Reading

Forbes documents president’s ‘war on prosperity’

Steve Forbes‘ latest contribution to Forbes magazine focuses on President Obama’s uneasy relationship with prosperity. NOT SINCE the New Deal’s heyday in the 1930s has Washington waged such an unrelenting assault against the private sector. Both times the result has been the same: a severely underperforming economy. The Obama Administration has let it be knownContinue Reading

Big Pharma fights competition, shows its crony colors

Robert King of the Washington Examiner highlights the latest example of big, entrenched corporate interests fighting off pesky competition. The pharmaceutical industry is trying to head off a congressional push to loosen regulations for compounding pharmacies, a cheaper competitor. Several pharmaceutical trade groups and public advocacy groups Pew Charitable Trusts and Trust for America’s HealthContinue Reading

EPA: We don’t need no stinking Supreme Court

Michael Bastasch of The Daily Caller reports on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s disregard of a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials are moving ahead with a key part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP) despite the Supreme Court issuing a stay against the agency’s global warming plan in February.Continue Reading

No Frosted Flakes for you!

Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon details the latest developments in Michelle Obama’s campaign to clamp down on the types of food your kids eat. New rules stemming from the school lunch law championed by first lady Michelle Obama are banning popular children’s cereals like Frosted Flakes in daycare centers. The U.S. Department ofContinue Reading