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Government Issues

Future of High-Speed Travel Is Air, Not Rail

The Federal Aviation Administration charges air traffic control fees based on weight, meaning that a small plane pays less for guidance -- even though it costs just as much to monitor...

How the British Government Lobbies Itself and Why

About 27,000 British charities now receive more than 75 percent of their income from the government...

New Disability Regulations

New disability regulations limit the slope of mini golf holes and require businesses to admit mini horses as guide animals...

It's Not a Welfare State, It's a Special Interest State

The problem with the welfare state is that the concept of "welfare" has become an open, bottomless vessel into which every desire can be poured...

Carpooling Discouraged at George Washington Bridge

With toll hikes, more drivers are picking up hitchhikers before the George Washington Bridge in a mutually beneficial relationship; in response, local police are cracking down on the practice...

Are Americans Too Dumb for Democracy?

There are a number of reasons to believe that Americans' supposed ignorance will not spell the doom of democracy...

Washington's Ten Thousand Commandments

According to the Small Business Administration, the annual cost of complying with federal regulations has exceeded $1 trillion since around 2005...

Why Motorists Should Pay by the Mile

A more agreeable system for financing the maintenance and expansion of the nation's roadways would tax drivers instead on the number of miles driven on the roads...

Consumer Welfare and Television Program Regulation

In making spectrum allocation decisions, the Federal Communications Commission has been heavily influenced by industry interests...

Airline Deregulation: Myth or Reality?

Airport services, including slots and gates, are not priced according to market-based principles, with "first come" a common principle used regarding take-offs and landings...


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