Tag Archive: Regulation

  • Swedish Snus: A Less Risky Alternative

    | April 18, 2015 | Add a comment

    Swedish Match, the world’s leading manufacturer of Swedish snus, applied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a reduced harm warning label for their product; however an FDA advisory panel recommended rejecting the application late last week. The current label states that snus causes gum disease, mouth cancer and … »

  • EPA Climate Regulations Expected to Hit Manufacturing Sector Especially Hard

    | February 18, 2015 | Add a comment

    A short paper recently released by the Heritage Foundation takes a look at the expected manufacturing job losses as a result of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. Predictably, they are significant. Using a social cost of carbon (SCC) equal to $37 per ton, the Heritage Energy Model (HEM) was used … »

  • Like Your Cell Phone? That’ll Be An Extra 17 Percent

    Since Americans have become more mobile the demand for wireless access has increased. However, high tax burdens on wireless services have made it increasingly difficult for consumers to pay their cell phone bills. In a recently released report, Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014, Scott Mackey and Joseph Henchman of … »

  • Balancing Ride-on-Demand Innovations with Common Sense Consumer Protections

    | April 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

    We all can agree that overregulation of an industry tends to chill innovative business strategies and ultimately harm the consumers the regulations were intended to protect. However, in pursuit of free market solutions, policymakers must craft public policy approaches that not only allow free markets to flourish but also protect … »

  • States Can Promote Next-Generation Wireless by Removing Regulatory Barriers

    | April 3, 2014 | Add a comment

    By: Seth L. Cooper State lawmakers should enact policies they believe to be sound, expedient and consistent with current federal law. Good state policymaking should not get sidetracked by speculations about future federal agency actions, as in the case with the FCC and cell tower sitings. Federal law and regulations … »

  • Seattle Restricts Uber and Transportation Innovation

    | March 19, 2014 | Add a comment

    In a major setback for innovation in the urban transportation market, the Seattle City Council voted Monday to cap the number of cars that ride-on-demand services like Uber and Lyft may have on the road at any one time. The mayor of Seattle, Ed Murray, has said he will sign … »

  • The Artificial Barriers of Occupational Licensing

    | October 25, 2013 | Add a comment

    By Theresa Boyd A West Virginia nail artist must rethink her dream of starting her own business because of onerous licensing requirements and regulations imposed by her state. After spending $3,000 on a nail tech program that taught her skills she didn’t need, the young would-be entrepreneur is still discovering … »

  • Freeing Health Professionals to Provide Free Care

    | May 8, 2013 | Add a comment

    It should be no surprise that dedicated health care professionals across the country devote countless hours to serving patients, and, in many cases, do so free of charge or regardless of ability to pay. What is surprising is that many are able and willing to do even more but are … »

  • Electricity

    ALEC to States: Repeal Renewable Energy Mandates

    | November 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    ALEC adopts Electricity Freedom Act and discusses it on Master Resource (a free-market energy blog). “As the debate over subsidies, handouts, and cronyism for renewable energy continues, so too will the debate surrounding state-based renewable energy mandates. Fundamentally, forcing state citizens to purchase a product they may not be able … »

  • Check

    Hired With a Silver Spoon?

    | October 31, 2012 | Add a comment

    At a time when states are tightening their budgets and looking everywhere to find savings, one area has been largely overlooked. A new study released by Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) highlights the major disparity between state workers and private sector workers. In the new report, titled Public Servants or … »