Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

The Feds versus the Chinatown Bus

On May 31, 2012, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration shutdown 26 bus companies in a single day; since then it has forced an additional 15 closures...

Reported Benefits of Regulation Too Good to Be True?

The Office of Management and Budget bases benefits and costs of regulations for the last 10 years on agency estimates for 115 regulations -- less than one-quarter of the 536 economically significant final regulations issued during that period...

Red Tape Challenges Facing U.S. Veterans

The number of veterans waiting more than a year to receive benefits jumped from 11,000 in 2009 to 245,000 by December 2012, an extraordinary 2,000 percent increase...

Responsible Prison Reform

Today, the United States has roughly 5 percent of the world's population and nearly a quarter of its inmates...

Warning Pollution

Warnings should be given for genuine emergencies; deviating from this comes at a cost to all of us that goes beyond mere annoyance...

The Spectrum Crisis Is Upon Us

Now that most Americans have smartphones and tablets, demand for spectrum is quickly outstripping supply, and many fear that consumers and our economy will soon suffer...

Criminalization through Regulation Is Not Just

States should eliminate provisions that delegate to agencies the power to create criminal offenses through rulemaking...

Government Can Be Efficient

Government allocates enormous resources to responding to problems in an ad hoc and non-strategic manner...

Regulation Inhibits Innovation in Cars

As the pace of innovation accelerates, the gap between invention and regulation widens, making it unclear whether some of the coolest new automotive tech will actually be allowed in American cars...

The United States' Burdensome Regulatory Environment

Instead of joining together to get things done, Americans have increasingly become dependent on Washington...


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