Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

Regulators Target Uber and Lyft

As services like Uber and Lyft have emerged, regulators have swooped in to try to limit their ability to operate and compete with traditional services, insisting that they need regulation in order to protect consumers...

Reforming the Public Sector

It has been 70 years since federal agencies were last reorganized, and bureaucrats have not reexamined structures and practices that are no longer relevant...

Preventing Military Identity Theft

For years, service members' Social Security numbers were printed on their military ID cards...

What Makes for Effective Regulatory Reform?

Reforms that give the agencies themselves authority over compliance are rarely successful...

Online Voting: A Bad Idea

Online voting is fraught with potential problems, as hackers could change electoral results and manipulate elections, leaving no evidence behind...

FAA Will Issue New Drone Regulations

The FAA plans to propose new regulations on commercial drone use in November, but users fear that the agency's rules might unduly restrict drone usage...

Exempting Labor from Prosecution

Pennsylvania's criminal code contains a carve-out for harassment and threats in the context of labor disputes...

Government Employees Abusing Credit Cards

The Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency found that its employees had used government cards to purchase gym memberships, expensive dinners, and DVDs...

Post Office Shuts Down Innovative Startup

Outbox -- a mail digitizing service -- allowed customers to have their snail mail redirected to Outbox, opened, scanned and made available online or on their smartphone...

The Cybersecurity Framework Is the Wrong Approach

Market-based standards are more effective than state-mandated plans, which run the risk of becoming "mired in unwieldy top-down complexity"...


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