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Broadband Access, and the Regulation of the Day

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Broadband Access, and the Regulation of the Day

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Broadband Access

Stimulus spending allotted a staggering sum to granting a group of Montana households broadband access.

Senior Counsel Hans Bader talks about the many ways in which the stimulus was a shocking waste of taxpayers' money.

"As wasteful as the stimulus’s broadband subsidies were, they weren’t as harmful as some other stimulus provisions. Other stimulus package provisions inadvertently had the effect of outsourcing American jobs and reducing U.S. exports.  A May 2011 study by economists Bill Dupor and Timothy Conley found that the stimulus wiped out 550,000 jobs."

Regulation of the Day

In the latest Regulation of the Day, Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young talks about a Switzerland ban on PowerPoint presentations.