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  • Trade News: WTO Rules China Tariffs Violate Rules, Aluminum Tariffs Dropped, No Trade Deal with EU

    September 16, 2020
    Usually policy-related news slows down near elections; nobody wants to rock the boat. This has not been the case with trade policy. Three important stories have emerged in the last day or so.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    September 14, 2020
    It was a four-day work week due to Labor Day. There were massive fires along the West coast, and Congress declined to pass a $500 billion spending bill because it was thought to be too small. Regulatory agencies issued new regulations ranging from domestic hemp production to Pyongyang flyovers.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    September 8, 2020
    As Labor Day marked the unofficial end of summer, the unemployment rate went back down to 8.4 percent, and Attorney General Barr announced that the Justice Department will likely file an antitrust lawsuit against Google by the end of the month. Regulatory agencies issued new regulations ranging from relaxed DNA tolerance to semipostal stamps.
  • Retro Review: William H. McNeill - Plagues and Peoples (1976)

    September 2, 2020
    William McNeill was one of the 20th century’s leading big-picture world historians. Interconnectedness is a major theme of his work. Plagues and Peoples applies McNeill’s interconnectedness emphasis to disease as an engine of world history. What can we learn from how other societies have dealt with plagues? What were mistakes we can avoid? What things worked that we can adapt to our own time?
  • Retro Reviews: Azar Gat with Alexander Yakobson - Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism (2013)

    September 1, 2020
    Nations: The Long History and Deep Roots of Political Ethnicity and Nationalism is the rare book that makes the reader see the world differently, permanently. It provides a magnifying lens that, when properly held, can bring into focus important details on world history; modern history; why countries exist in the first place; and on today’s in-progress political realignment.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    August 31, 2020
    The last week saw another political convention, another police shooting, and two hurricanes. There was at least one major positive story, though. Polio has finally been eradicated from Africa, one of the last places on Earth where people were still suffering from it. It now exists only in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Regulatory agencies issued new regulations ranging from respirators to orbital debris.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    August 24, 2020
    The spring 2020 Unified Agenda was published on August 17. Due four months ago, it collects every rulemaking agency’s plans for upcoming regulations. The number of new rules this year surpassed 2,000 last week. Regulatory agencies issued new regulations ranging from cooking with energy to contact lens prescriptions.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    August 17, 2020
    Kamala Harris was announced as the Democratic dvice-presidential candidate, a massive storm swept through the Midwest, and Congress is out of session until September. The number of new final regulations is also set to pass 2,000 this week. Regulatory agencies issued new regulations ranging from powerline vegetation to risky plywood.
  • New CEI Video: Eliminating Never Needed Regulations to Help with Recovery

    August 10, 2020
    In a new CEI video, Kent Lassman talks about three things agencies can do rein in regulations that are hindering the COVID-19 response and making economic recovery even harder. Congress should establish an independent regulatory reduction commission. Agencies should go over their own rules and policies and prune them. And new rules should have automatic sunsets
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    August 10, 2020
    August’s 2020 disaster list so far includes a massive warehouse explosion in Beirut that killed more than 100 people and Hurricane Isaias. In positive news, Congress is out on its August recess, but could reconvene once the next COVID spending bill is negotiated. Regulatory agencies issued new regulations ranging from patent fees to squid specifications.

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