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Government Issues

Reforms Could Boost Effectiveness of Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's inspection efforts have reduced worker injuries by a modest 4 percent...

Federal Aviation Administration Proposes Unnecessary Privacy Regulations on Drone Test Sites

The Federal Aviation Administration should refrain from making any guidelines on privacy because its expertise is solely in regulating aeronautics, not in Fourth Amendment jurisprudence...

Federal Communications Commission Interferes With Spectrum Reallocation, Harms Industry

Growth of the U.S. wireless industry is being constrained by a shortage of available spectrum, as the increase in demand for mobile data requires a more robust wireless system...

New Labor Department Rule Limits Firms' Ability to Seek Legal Advice

A new Labor Department rule would discourage labor lawyers from advising firms on union-organizing activities, thereby giving an advantage to unions while violating the privacy of the attorney-client relationship...

The Federal Reserve's Expanding Regulator Umbrella

Under Dodd-Frank, the Federal Reserve Board now has authority over the whole holding company structure, even subsidiaries that have another regulator...

Consolidation of Air Traffic Control Facilities Could Save Billions

Savings from consolidating air traffic control facilities and fully implementing NexGen technology could be between $540 million and $680 million per year...

The Dangers of Misapplied Internet Privacy Policies

The current online advertising market operates efficiently because ads about products and prices reach potential buyers effectively and quickly...

Reform, Don't Eliminate, the Electoral College

The current Electoral College system disenfranchises some presidential voters in winner-take-all states and should thus be reformed...

Protecting Privacy in a Digital Age

The concept of what privacy entails on the Internet, and whether it includes consent and sensitive data, is important considering the staggering amount of information that is created every day...

Drones: Look to the Sky!

Discussion about drones should consider the civilian, commercial and scientific applications of drones, as well as limits on how this new technology can be used, says Evan Carr, a research associate with the National Center for Policy Analysis...


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