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  • U.S.-China Trade Deal at G20 Small Move in Right Direction

    December 3, 2018
    Nobody knew what to expect going into the G20 summit in Argentina, especially from a planned meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump. The headlines coming out of the meeting are largely positive. China is ending its 40 percent tariff on U.S.-made autos, while the U.S. will delay for 90 days a rise in tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods from 10 percent to 25 percent, previously scheduled for January 1.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    December 3, 2018
    In the news, The new NAFTA was signed (but still needs legislative approval in all three countries), General Motors announced major layoffs and plant closures, and Supreme Court justices Sotomayor and Gorsuch shared a bipartisan laugh at a government attorney’s defense of civil asset forfeiture. Meanwhile, the number of new regulations this year surpassed 3,000, with the newest rules ranging from newsletters to geomagnetic disturbances.
  • GM Layoffs, Tariffs, and Subsidies

    November 28, 2018
    CEI's Ryan Young explores the lessons policymakers should learn from General Motors’ announcement of layoffs and plant closures.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    November 26, 2018
    It was another short work week due to Thanksgiving, while Black Friday’s ritual tramplings put a damper on that day’s productivity. Last week agencies published more than 2,000 Federal Register pages, pushing this year’s total over 60,000. The number of this year’s new regulations will likely surpass 3,000 next week. New regulations from the last week range from passenger trains to Zodiac seats.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    November 19, 2018
    It was a short work week due to Veterans Day, as most Americans took time to reflect on the centenary of the World War I armistice. Meanwhile, agencies issued new regulations ranging from RVs to commercial hogfish fishing.
  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    November 13, 2018
    The midterm elections finally happened. The good news is no more political ads for a while; the bad news is that a bunch of politicians won election or reelection.
  • What Do the Midterms Mean for Trade?

    November 7, 2018

    Trade was a highly contentious issue during President Trump’s first two years. He has doubled tariffs, other countries have enacted equivalent retaliatory tariffs, and tensions are unlikely to ease anytime soon. This unease will not change under a newly divided Congress. The midterm elections will have significant implications for trade policy in the short, medium, and long runs.

  • What Do the Midterms Mean for Regulatory Reform?

    November 7, 2018

    A divided Congress probably means the status quo will reign on regulation. This is a mixed bag from a free-market perspective. President Trump made some positive reforms upon taking office, but they were via executive order, and can be easily overturned by a future president—Congress needs to pass legislation to give reforms any staying power. Barring a lame duck miracle, that won’t happen now. Republicans blew a rare opportunity.

  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    November 5, 2018

    Regulators were relatively quiet during the week before the midterm election, though CEI wasn’t, with our colleague Ted Frank arguing a case before the Supreme Court on class action legal abuses. New regulations from the last week range from farm mortgages to military acquisition mentors.

  • This Week in Ridiculous Regulations

    October 29, 2018

    Lots of contentious issues are in the news, from the midterm election to immigration to a disturbing rash of bombs sent to politicians and media outlets critical of the president. The initial third quarter GDP estimate showed healthy 3.5 percent growth, but factors from Federal Reserve independence to government-managed trade threaten future growth. Meanwhile, agencies issued new regulations last week ranging from non-metallic panels to soybean boards.


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