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Government Issues

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...

Ongoing Government Failures in Air Transportation

Carriers can be fined for holding passengers on the tarmac for extended periods; the economic response of airlines has been to hold back flights at the gate or to cancel them...

Why We Need Principles-Based Regulation

With principles-based regulations, legislation would lay out broad but well-defined principles that businesses are expected to follow...

The Problem with Public Broadcasting

Government-funded media companies are inherently problematic and impossible to reconcile with either the First Amendment or a government of constitutionally limited powers...

Regulation in the Pulp and Paper Industry: Costs and Consequences

Between 1994 and 2010 the number of workplace injuries in the paper and pulp industry declined at a faster rate than the national rate for all private industries...


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