government regulation

Politics
An assessment of the cumulative impact of proposed regulation on industry must be part of every rulemaking. Rules can become
HuffPost Video
Conflicted about the government's influence on your life? Let this "We The Voters" music video with Nikhil P. Yerawadekar & Low Mentality help you decide.
Business
The jobs numbers -- no surprise to me. Hopefully they will serve as a wake up call to our current Administration that something
Politics
Is Florida the most dangerous places in the country for children with disabilities, behavioral disorders or the sheer misfortune to be born into abusive families? That could well be the case, based on a series of troubling investigative reports.
Business
Regulating false and deceptive advertising generally comes under a rational basis standard. Courts, however, consistently write of protecting consumers and not competitors. Hence, generally a business has no legal obligation to tell consumers about competitors.
Environment
Refiners are still in the mode of resisting new government regulatory initiatives and are not acknowledging that reducing pollution is not only good for the environment, but also has an economic return.
Politics
So if you live in or are visiting Chicago, be sure to look for Larry Ortega and his horses and grab a ride. Sadly, this could
Wellness
We all read the same Nutrition Facts label, and it's always based on a 2,000-calorie diet. But we all have different nutritional needs. So where did that number come from?
Politics
Just as with the rather ridiculous and exaggerated claims about the calamities that would befall all of us if we removed lead from gasoline, we hear similar refrains about the catastrophic consequences of eliminating incandescent bulbs. And yet, just as with lead removal, the economy did not collapse as the bulb phaseout was implemented.
Wellness
In effect, the argument the FDA makes is that people are too ignorant or irresponsible to have access to information about their own body. This is the heart of the issue, and it is a troubling argument.
Politics
If the insurance industry had blown the Obamacare rollout, there likely would have been little forgiveness, compassion or understanding coming their way from Washington or the states. Yet, forgiveness is exactly what the Obama administration wants from all of us.
Business
The SEC has adopted long-awaited final rules which will allow companies to raise money in a private placement through general solicitation or advertising. While on its face this is a welcome development for companies seeking greater access to capital, the SEC has taken questionable steps that have the potential to eviscerate its potential benefits.
The World Post
Will there be a honeypot anywhere close to the $8 billion set aside for Deepwater Horizon to compensate the destitute and exploited workers from these other supply chains?
Business
Conventional economics wittingly or unwittingly provides cover for the One Percent, by professing that "the market" operates benevolently on its own. Alex Marshall gives us an entertaining, thoughtful, and well-written antidote to this dangerous abstraction.
Politics
Getting America the energy plan it deserves has always been the chief goal of the Pickens Plan. A lot of what needs to be done requires one simple thing: Leadership.
Politics
Some in our government truly wish to legislate every single aspect of our lives. The sobering part is that it's all a game of numbers -- the more laws like these are put to the vote, the more chance some will slip through.
College
There are few aspects of life more thoroughly dominated by government than education. This is particularly true of educational innovation. Innovative programs and materials do often come from the private sector, but they are adopted only if government supports them.
Business
Those who rant against Big Government interference in the supposedly free market workings of the capitalist system are either delusional or cynically self-serving.
Politics
Conservatives can't complain next time they see a rat hair sticking out of their hotdog. They can't lament when a loved one dies from drug contamination or when a child gets ill from bad meat. This is the natural consequence of their political philosophy.