Daily Policy Digest

Government Issues

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"...

Reforming Immigration: State-Based Visas

Creating a state-based approach to immigration is consistent with federalism and would direct immigrants to the states that most want and need the additional work...

How to Regulate Driverless Cars

With human error as a crash factor in 90 percent of automobile accidents, the dawn of the driverless car has great potential to reduce crashes...

Transitioning to Broadband

The Federal Communications Commission's focus on preserving the status quo means that the agency has done little to actually look at the benefits of an Internet protocol transition...


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