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Tag: Regulations

Curbing E-Cig Use an Unhealthy Plan

Posted: November 25, 2015 at 6:20 am   /   Politics

In Maine, state lawmakers expanded existing bans on tobacco use in private and public spaces to include e-cigarettes. Many cities and states are likewise considering banning e-cigarette use in public and private spaces, and state governments in Delaware and New York have already banned using e-cigarettes in restaurants and other privately owned spaces. In Washington, […]

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Let the Fans Have Their Fantasy Sports

Posted: November 20, 2015 at 7:02 am   /   Politics

As National Football League teams start to go into their “bye” weeks when they don’t have a game to play, fantasy sports fans are scrambling to find replacements for their starting lineups on the waiver wires. More than 75 million Americans are participating in public or private fantasy sports leagues, drafting their dream teams of […]

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On Artificial Intelligence, the Knowledge Problem, and Consumerism

Posted: November 16, 2015 at 5:00 am   /   Politics

Learn Liberty recently released a video titled “What if There Were No Prices? Railroad Thought Experiment” with Professor Howard Baetjer of Towson University. The video argues that market prices communicate the value of goods and services in the economy so that those goods and services are allocated to their most productive (and value generating!) uses. […]

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Government-Style “Fairness” for the 1%

Posted: November 12, 2015 at 8:21 am   /   Politics

Tweet Liberals love to extol their deep compassion for the poor, whom conservatives allegedly don’t give a fig about. Thus our Community-Organizer-in-Chief pontificates endlessly about income inequality, to justify his determination to “fundamentally transform” our nation, so that “everyone gets a fair shot, and everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Todd Zywicki: Pitfalls of Consumer-Minded Debt Collector Regulations

Posted: November 11, 2015 at 9:50 am   /   Politics

Tweet In this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Mercatus Center senior fellow Todd Zywicki. Zywicki’s new paper, “The Law and Economics of Consumer Debt Collection and Its Regulation,” examines the pitfalls of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau’s proposals to protect consumers from abuse by debt collection agencies. Sketchy […]

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The Regulatory Abyss: Truckers, Waiters, and the Politicians Who Won’t Leave Them Alone

Posted: November 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In an excellent monograph titled “What Is Classical Liberalism?,” John C. Goodman sums up one of the salient differences between 19th century liberals (today called conservatives and libertarians) and 20th century liberals (a.k.a. progressives, statists, etc.), saying that “the former believed in economic liberties and the latter did not. Twentieth century liberals believed that it […]

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Sixth Circuit Provides Bridge Over Troubled WOTUS

Posted: November 2, 2015 at 12:14 pm   /   Politics

Tweet Boy with rubber boots jumping in federal jurisdiction. In what has been a rough couple of months for the Obama administration on the regulatory front, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has issued a temporary nationwide injunction halting the controversial new Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS) of the Clean […]

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Leave Maternity Leave Alone!

Posted: October 23, 2015 at 6:00 am   /   Politics

Washington D.C. council members introduced legislation that would provide 16 weeks of paid parental leave to almost all employees in the District — paid for by a new tax on private D.C. employers. The proposal has been greeted positively by the media, which frequently point out that the U.S. is one of the only countries […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Charles Battig: The New Ozone Rules Nightmare

Posted: October 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm   /   Politics

Tweet In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, physician, electrical engineer and Heartland policy advisor Charles Battig joins Environment & Climate News managing editor H. Sterling Burnett to discuss the Obama administration’s new ozone rules. Battig discusses the bureaucratic impulse to overregulate.  He breaks down these new regulations and explains why they will have […]

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