January 31, 2018
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
Congress should use the Congressional Review Act to overturn the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's small dollar loan rule.
January 9, 2018
Congress should encourage safety regulators to more rapidly adopt modern standards developed by private professional organizations.
January 5, 2018
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
October 6, 2017
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...
October 2, 2017Executive Order aimed at cutting red tape. The order directs federal agencies to set up task forces to identify regulations that are overly...
September 14, 2017
September 7, 2017
In 1992 a federal appeals court found that CAFE undercuts vehicle safety, by causing cars to be made smaller and light in order to meet government standards.
September 5, 2017