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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...

Welfare Waivers: How They Really Do Water Down Work Requirements

Department of Health and Human Services waivers that would undermine welfare work rules are unnecessary considering that states already have flexibility to deliver federal funds how they see fit...

Government Streamlining Commissions

State government streamlining commissions are a potential source for identifying savings and policy improvements...

Gauging the Perception of Cronyism in the United States

An overwhelming majority of the public perceives cronyism to be rampant between business leaders and the government...

Government Cronyism and the Erosion of the Public's Trust

Trust in government peaked in 1966 at 76.6 percent; by 1976 it had fallen to 35.6 percent...


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