Regulations

Guide to Regulatory Reform: The Federalism Rule

Government is likely to work better when it is as close as possible to the governed. Thus, while national defense requires coordination by the central government, drainage ditch decisions do not. This…

Guide to Regulatory Reform: The Cost-Benefit Rule

Almost all business decisions involve some measures of costs versus benefits. Yet many governmental decisions are taken without adequate consideration of either. That is one reason the private sector…

Myths About Gun Control

Firearms are used to commit as many as 650,000 crimes each year. But firearms are also used to prevent crimes as many as one million times each year. In fact, criminals are three times more likely to…

Federal Deposit Insurance: The Case for Radical Reform

The crisis of deposit insurance is not new. Throughout our history, state governments have made many attempts to operate deposit insurance systems.

Making the World Less Safe: The Unhealthy Trend in Health, Safety, and Environmental Regulations

Because of fear and panic over the possibility that people are being exposed to cancer-causing chemicals, politicians at the state and federal level are enacting unwise laws and regulations. All too o…

Legal Barriers to Home-Based Work

The activities of women in the labor market reveal two crotradictory trends. On the one hand, women are better educated and have more job skills and training than ever before. On the other hand, a sub…