August 13, 2018
The number of new final regulations for the year passed the 2,000 mark, with new rules ranging from cell walls to harpoon fishing.
August 6, 2018
The big regulatory news is a proposed loosening of fuel economy standards for cars. This will likely improve safety; lighter cars don’t hold up as well in crashes, and the government has admitted in court that its CAFE standards kill people. Better for people to find their own preferred tradeoffs between safety and other car features. Meanwhile, the number of new final regulations in 2018 will likely pass the 2,000 mark this week, with the newest entrants ranging from giving to charity to Sri Lankan tarantulas.
July 30, 2018
The economy grew by 4.1 percent last quarter, which is wonderful news. The president also announced $12 billion of subsides for farmers hurt by his trade policies and met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, achieving a handshake truce in the brewing U.S.-European Union trade conflict. Congress geared up for its annual August recess, though the Senate will remain in session for most of the month. Meanwhile, regulatory agencies passed new regulations ranging from dumpster fire emissions to caller ID.
July 26, 2018
The Swedish think tank Timbro has published the first global index of the sharing economy. The Timbro Sharing Economy Index (TSEI) is the first study to compare the impact of the sharing economy between nations. It does so by providing a new definition of the sharing economy that incorporates the use of excess capacity, large decentralized digital networks as coordinators, and trust between strangers facilitated by infrastructure.
July 25, 2018
Mick Mulvaney, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, delivered the keynote address at the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s Annual Dinner and Reception on June 28th, 2018. Watch his full speech in the video below or read the selected highlights.
July 23, 2018
The European Union fined Google a record $5 billion for antitrust violations, and the president raised foreign policy kerfuffles with Britain and Russia on his European trip. Getting less coverage were more than 60 new final regulations ranging from gasoline vapors to payphones.
July 20, 2018
The Competitive Enterprise Institute staff often travel to bring the good news of regulatory reform to friends, allies, and interested audiences all across the country, and sometimes, even to far-flung locations around the world. Whether it’s my colleague Amanda France and I bringing a film about whiskey to Oxford, Mississippi, Myron Ebell addressing the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico’s annual meeting in Albuquerque, or Iain Murray participating in a discussion on the Free Market Road Show in Podgorica, Montenegro, we’re willing to travel to where the action is.
July 16, 2018
It was an uneventful week at regulatory agencies, with a lower-than-usual 51 new final regulations, ranging from skin disability ratings to garage door openers. For more data, see Ten Thousand Commandments and follow @10KC and @RegoftheDay on Twitter.
July 13, 2018
Leaving a regional trade bloc is much more difficult than entering it, as the United Kingdom is finding out. The European Union has integrated itself so much into the everyday workings of British commerce that extracting the country from the web is proving a huge challenge for the UK government.
July 9, 2018
America celebrated its 242nd birthday on Wednesday, and new tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese goods came into effect on Friday. Meanwhile, during a four-day work week, regulators added new rules ranging from documenting non-immigrants to loan seasoning.