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Tag: Regulations

Government-Style “Fairness” for the 1%

Posted: November 12, 2015 at 8:21 am   /   Politics

Tweet Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Todd Zywicki: Pitfalls of Consumer-Minded Debt Collector Regulations

Posted: November 11, 2015 at 9:50 am   /   Politics

Tweet In this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Mercatus Center senior fellow Todd Zywicki. Zywicki’s new paper, “The Law and Economics of Consumer Debt Collection and Its Regulation,” examines the pitfalls of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s proposals to protect consumers from abuse by debt collection agencies. Sketchy […]

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The Regulatory Abyss: Truckers, Waiters, and the Politicians Who Won’t Leave Them Alone

Posted: November 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In an excellent monograph titled “What Is Classical Liberalism?,” John C. Goodman sums up one of the salient differences between 19th century liberals (today called conservatives and libertarians) and 20th century liberals (a.k.a. progressives, statists, etc.), saying that “the former believed in economic liberties and the latter did not. Twentieth century liberals believed that it […]

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Sixth Circuit Provides Bridge Over Troubled WOTUS

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm   /   Politics

Tweet Boy with rubber boots jumping in federal jurisdiction. In what has been a rough couple of months for the Obama administration on the regulatory front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has issued a temporary nationwide injunction halting the controversial new Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) of the Clean […]

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Leave Maternity Leave Alone!

Posted: October 23, 2015 at 6:00 am   /   Politics

Washington D.C. council members introduced legislation that would provide 16 weeks of paid parental leave to almost all employees in the District — paid for by a new tax on private D.C. employers. The proposal has been greeted positively by the media, which frequently point out that the U.S. is one of the only countries […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Charles Battig: The New Ozone Rules Nightmare

Posted: October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   Politics

Tweet In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, physician, electrical engineer and Heartland policy advisor Charles Battig joins Environment & Climate News managing editor H. Sterling Burnett to discuss the Obama administration’s new ozone rules. Battig discusses the bureaucratic impulse to overregulate.  He breaks down these new regulations and explains why they will have […]

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When Government Fails—Venezuela Edition

Posted: October 21, 2015 at 9:00 am   /   Politics

The following blog post by Abigail Hall appeared on the Independent Institute’s blog on September 3rd, 2015. Below is an excerpt. Some people look at the conditions in Venezuela and point to oil prices as the source of many of its problems. The Venezuelan government, led by President Nicolás Maduro, blames opposition leaders for the […]

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New Ozone Rule is Unnecessary and Costly

Posted: October 21, 2015 at 7:12 am   /   Politics

Tweet Most of what Americans “know” about air pollution is false. Polls show most Americans believe air pollution (1) has been steady or rising during the past few decades, (2) will worsen in the future, and (3) is a serious threat to people’s health. Despite the impression created by government bureaucrats, environmental lobbyists, and the […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Jessica Sena: Those Fracking Feds Pt. 2

Posted: October 20, 2015 at 1:19 pm   /   Politics

Tweet (Part 2) In this two-part edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Jessica Sena and research fellow Isaac Orr give the listeners an update on the state of fracking at the federal level, and how these rules are affect oil and natural gas production. Many new rules and regulations regarding hydraulic fracturing and energy policy have been […]

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