January 31, 2018 12:55 PM
For the last 25 years, the states have lost out on millions in tax revenue they could have collected from sports betting, thanks to a ban pushed by and maintained by sports leagues. The federal government made a grave error in 1992 when it when it put the interest of these private profit-earning businesses over those of the states and voters. Now that this failed federal policy is on its way out, states should not repeat the mistake.
January 17, 2018 7:14 AM
Congress should use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's small dollar loan rule.
January 9, 2018 7:43 AM
Congress should encourage safety regulators to more rapidly adopt modern standards developed by private professional organizations.
January 5, 2018 11:27 AM
Our friends at the Federalist Society have a great new short film out about the history of alcohol regulation, from the last days of Prohibition to the new profusion of craft distilleries in recent years.
The producers of American Spirit made the always-smart decision to include my colleague Angela Logomasini among the experts they interviewed. Angela has written for many years about consumer health and chemical risk, and has been fighting for smarter regulation of everything from agricultural pesticides...
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...
October 6, 2017 12:41 PM
On Thursday, October 5, the Competitive Enterprise Institute submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding its Final Mid-Term Evaluation (MTE) of greenhouse gas emission standards for model year 2022-2025 light duty vehicles Docket ID No. EPA–HQ–OAR–2015–0827).
In the comments, we address four topics on which the EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have requested public comment:
- The impact of the greenhouse gas emission standards on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards and a national harmonized program.
- The impact of the standards on reduction of emissions, oil conservation, energy security, and fuel savings by consumers.
- The extent to which consumers value fuel savings from...
October 2, 2017 6:09 PM
At the beginning of the year, President Trump issued an Executive Order aimed at cutting red tape. The order directs federal agencies to set up task forces to identify regulations that are overly burdensome to the industry. “Every...
September 14, 2017 7:44 AM
Support for marijuana legalization in the U.S. is the strongest it has ever been. According to a CBS News poll this year, 61 percent of Americans think marijuana should be legal. Support is even more widespread for medical marijuana, with a...
September 7, 2017 12:11 PM
The following testimony was delivered before a September 6th Environmental Protection Agency hearing regarding the future of the federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) ...
September 5, 2017 3:44 PM
UPDATE: The U.S. House voted to approve the SELF DRIVE Act on September 6, 2017.