January 29, 2018 5:23 PM
Consumers will suffer from government efforts to create a nationalized 5G telecommunications network, and the rumoured plan to move in that direction needs to be stamped out immediately.
January 29, 2018 11:22 AM
Rollbacks of federal regulation are a main element of the Trump administration’s economic recipe and deserve credit. It’s highly likely that the loosening of red tape will be highlighted in the State of the Union speech.
January 17, 2018 5:18 PM
Regulation in the technology sector (beyond the absolute minimum necessary) is worse than government merely picking winners and losers—not just because government picks only losers, but because it fosters stagnation in the entire tech ecosystem.
Antitrust in particular (the original “...
January 8, 2018 3:22 PM
Congress needs to ask the Government Accountability Office to provide a list of agency guidance documents that were properly submitted for review for purposes of the Congressional Review Act.
Instead, there have been recent letters inquiring if a particular guidance document counted as a “rules” and thus should have been submitted.
Let’s step back a bit.
January 2, 2018 12:41 PM
Even when an administration tries to cut regulation, the number of rules from hundreds of federal agencies will vastly outstrip the number of laws Congress passes.
December 29, 2017 11:16 AM
Today, Friday, December 29, 2017, is the last federal workday of the year.
This presents an opportunity to round up all rules and regulations produced by agencies appearing in the calendar-year 2017 Federal Register
The calendar year concluded with 61,950 pages in the Federal Register this morning. Here’s the cover.
December 27, 2017 4:30 PM
President Donald Trump has made much news over slowing down the flow of regulations in 2017, and over new promises to reduce even more red tape in 2018.
But the question has come up over which regulations, exactly, did he get rid of.
And of the ones that Trump added—were they expensive?
What has clearly happened is that the flow of new regulations has dropped greatly.
December 21, 2017 3:24 PM
In his call for regulation of the Internet sector—and not just of the Internet service providers whom he wanted to bow to net neutrality—former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is even going after Obama White House pals and...
December 19, 2017 12:55 PM
There are thousands of federal rules and regulations every year, in every administration.
We got a reprieve from Washington’s big government ways in 2017.
In the White House’s new Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, the...
December 14, 2017 5:00 PM
Today the Trump administration released the Fall 2017 edition of the twice-yearly Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, accompanied by a statement by the President, as well as a Wall Street Journal column by Office of Management and Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Neomi Rao.
The Unified Agenda (the “Plan” is included in the Fall edition of the Unified Agenda each year) is hardly riveting reading for most people. It’s been around since the early 80s but most have probably not heard...