Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

The Case for Privatizing Amtrak

As a result of Amtrak taking over the nation's passenger trains, rail fares have increased by 110 percent since 1970...

How to Fix the Federal Housing Administration

Despite constantly negative fiscal reports, the Federal Housing Administration assures Congress that future years will be better...

OSHA'S Role in Promoting Occupational Safety and Health

Today, workplace injuries and fatalities have fallen dramatically, but the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is not the reason for it...

Internet Gambling: The Keys to a Successful Regulatory Climate

Online gambling has a different cost structure than casinos, which means that any tax and licensing structures should reflect low expectations for revenue and taxes...

Airlines Face Acute Shortage of Pilots

New requirements set forth by the federal government are forcing new pilot hires to have at least 1,500 hours of prior flight experience, a six fold increase compared to the previous requirement...

Economic Analysis by Federal Financial Regulators

The failure to routinely conduct economic analysis on financial regulatory initiatives undercuts the pursuit for optimal results...

Grading the Government's Data Publication Practices

Nineteen of 20 cabinet-level agencies disobeyed the public disclosure laws under the Freedom of Information Act...

Regulatory Reform and Housing Finance: Putting the "Cost" Back in Benefit-Cost

There could be 3.9 million fewer jobs as a result of the housing regulations through the Dodd-Frank legislation and Basel III accords...

Crony Capitalism: By-Product of Big Government

Government intervention in the economy through subsidies and regulations are a primary reason for crony capitalism...

Risk Assessment, Safety Assessment, and the Estimation of Regulatory Benefits

Since 1981, most federal operations are expected to conduct systematic regulatory impact analysis for their largest regulatory reform initiatives...


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