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  • What Should the Government Do?

    July 17, 2019
    What Should the Government Do? In that question lies most disagreements about politics. What can governments do, and just because they can, should they?   
  • 'Raise the Wage Act' Would Reduce Family Incomes, Increases Unemployment

    July 17, 2019
    Democrats view raising the minimum wage as a way to show they are are better for working-class Americans than Republicans. But no matter how high government sets the minimum wage, the fact remains that only people who are actually employed earn wages.
  • CEI Releases 'Authorizing Automated Vehicle Platooning, 2019 Edition'

    July 17, 2019
    CEI has released my fourth annual report on state barriers to vehicle platooning, “Authorizing Automated Vehicle Platooning: A Guide for State Legislators, 2019 Edition” (read the 2018 edition here, 2017 edition here, and 2016 edition here).
  • Bogus E-cigarette Panic Literally Killing People

    July 16, 2019
    Is this a story from The Onion? It’s a question we often ask ourselves these days when we encounter stories online that seem too ridiculous to be true. Sadly, Cheantay Jensen’s recent article about why she returned to smoking is not satire.
  • The Middle Class Crisis That Wasn't

    July 15, 2019
    Recently billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad calls for a wealth tax in The New York Times and fellow billionaire Ken Fisher responded in USA Today with a challenge that wealthy Americans (and the rest of the country) would be better off investing their money in further for-profit enterprises. That’s a pretty stark contrast, and one that shows off two very different attitudes toward wealth and prosperity in America.
  • Guidance Documents of the Week: Consumer Product Safety Commission

    July 15, 2019
    Guidance documents are statements of policy issued by your favorite alphabet soup of agencies, which more often than not translate into law, despite rarely going through the notice-and-public comment period required of most regulations.
  • Trying the Apolitical Diet

    July 15, 2019
    Most people consider selfishness to be a negative quality. When it comes to choosing the diet that promotes our own individual health and well-being, however, being focused on one’s own needs can be a virtue—indeed, it is often a necessity.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations   

    July 15, 2019
    Washington, D.C. was hit by a flash flood, but agencies were still able to publish new regulations ranging from electric program procedures to Fort Ord dog management.
  • VIDEO: Break up the Antitrust Attack on Big Tech

    July 12, 2019
    The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation hosted an interesting policy discussion on antitrust this week titled “Breaking Up Big Tech: Making Sense of the Debate.” You can watch the entire 90-minute program below.
  • Department of Energy Grants Petition To Speed Up Dishwashers

    July 12, 2019
    The Department of Energy (DOE) on July 2nd announced the first step in reversing energy efficiency standard that resulted in dishwashers taking hours to clean a load of dishes.

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