December 29, 2017 11:16 AM
Today, Friday, December 29, 2017, is the last federal workday of the year.
This presents an opportunity to round up all rules and regulations produced by agencies appearing in the calendar-year 2017 Federal Register
The calendar year concluded with 61,950 pages in the Federal Register this morning. Here’s the cover.
December 29, 2017 8:07 AM
The last twelve months have seen a flurry of new books on politics, economics, and public policy hit the Amazon warehouse shelves. Since last year’s precedent-shattering general election, for example, it seems that everyone involved with national politics is writing a campaign tell...
December 28, 2017 8:05 AM
After thirty years of mostly disappointments and defeats, 2017 has been a banner year for advancing free market policies across the board on energy, climate, and environmental issues. We at CEI are proud to have played an important role in promoting many of these decisions...
December 27, 2017 4:30 PM
President Donald Trump has made much news over slowing down the flow of regulations in 2017, and over new promises to reduce even more red tape in 2018.
But the question has come up over which regulations, exactly, did he get rid of.
And of the ones that Trump added—were they expensive?
What has clearly happened is that the flow of new regulations has dropped greatly.
December 27, 2017 7:44 AM
Internet Sales Tax
In January, the Supreme Court will announce whether it will hear South Dakota v Wayfare Inc., a challenge to North Dakota v. Quill Corp., the opinion that currently limits states from reaching across their border to collect sales tax from remote businesses.
Parallel to these likely court...
December 26, 2017 7:51 AM
Major labor reform is on the horizon in 2018. Worker freedom may be coming to a state near you, federal overtime requirements will likely change, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has signaled it will restore longstanding precedent and act as a neutral arbiter instead of a union advocate.
- Worker Freedom
A landmark case currently before the U.S....
December 22, 2017 11:09 AM
Last week I was in California for the Silicon Valley International Film Festival, which brought filmmakers together with people in the technology and investing communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. CEI’s short film I, Whiskey: The Human Spirit screened at the Google campus in...
December 22, 2017 7:45 AM
With the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at last pulling back from its regulatory assault on the financial services industry, conditions are right for major reform of financial regulation next year. Here are five things we’d like to see in the New Year.
December 21, 2017 3:24 PM
In his call for regulation of the Internet sector—and not just of the Internet service providers whom he wanted to bow to net neutrality—former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is even going after Obama White House pals and...
December 21, 2017 10:06 AM
Drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have become increasingly useful to pretty much everyone. No longer just the stuff of modern warfare, UAS are increasingly used in real estate, agriculture, infrastructure inspection, and search and rescue, to name just a few of their current civilian applications. Consumers are also buying drones for...