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Government Issues

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...

Practices to Improve Government Transparency

The data.gov Web site provides a large amount of data sets but most fail to expose the deliberations, management and results of the agencies...

Texas Should Ignore Calls to Increase Utility Regulation

To further enhance the competitiveness of its electricity and telecommunications markets, Texas should reduce local franchise fees to reflect actual coasts of managing the public right-of-way for utility companies...

Requests for Information Rise as Transparency Declines

Researchers have discovered a 28 percent increase in the number of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits from President Bush's last two years in office to the last two years of President Obama's first term...


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