Showing posts with label rules. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rules. Show all posts

Jake Macaulay: Men Invading Women’s Restrooms

The PC politicians are insisting on it.  The mayor of San Francisco has banned all publicly-funded city employees from traveling to North Carolina. The NBA is threatening to relocate next year’s All Star game from Charlotte, North Carolina, to another city. Corporate giants like American Airlines and Hollywood giants like Disney are threatening action  ... MORE

Anti-Party Law Turns Innocent Kids Into Criminals

by Steven Greenhut.   Orange County Republican Party Chairman Fred Whitaker got into GOP politics because of his “belief in individual liberty, limited government and a free market,” according to the party’s website. His recent actions as an Orange councilman, however, show too little regard for liberty, governmental limits or the Constitution’s     ... MORE

Steven Greenhut: How Regulators Quietly Drive Up Costs

Seen and unseen.    California political observers are understandably fixated on the goings-on in the state legislature, which is the living embodiment of what New York Judge Gideon Tucker wrote in an 1866 ruling: "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." Reporters and commentators also focus on major legal  ... MORE

Brittany Hunter: How Congress Is Giving Up Its Power

Unelected bureaucrats now call most of the shots. Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law will hold a hearing on the growth of federal bureaucracy. At the center of the discussion is a legal principle known as “Chevron deference,” something few   ... MORE

Gov’t Regulations Weigh On Gloomy Small-Business Owners

an Investor's Business Daily editorial.        Red Tape: Two new surveys of small-business owners show they’re “treading water,” and the government isn’t throwing them any lifelines. Instead, it’s weighing them down with more and more costly and burdensome regulations. Optimism about economic conditions last month hit a two-year low     ... MORE

John Stossel: Regulating The Future

Government pretends it's the cause of progress.       Then it strangles innovation. We know government understands that new technologies are important. The military invests in robots and traffic cops use radar guns. But when the rest of us use robots or fly drones, government gets eager to put rules in place before things get   ... MORE

Repealing The FDA’s Stupid Menu-Labeling Mandate

by Baylen Linnekin.    Bring back common sense! Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 266-144 in favor of the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015. The bill now heads to the Senate for consideration. If passed, the bill would amend a host of menu-labeling rules that were adopted by the Food and Drug Administration   ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: Complicating The Obvious

Electronic "improvement" rears its ugly head.      Engineers who design computerized products and services seem to have an almost fanatical determination to avoid using plain English. It is understandable when complicated processes require complicated operations. But when the very simplest things are designed with needless complications  ... MORE

Restrictions On Adult Alcohol Access Don't Make Us Safer

Data explodes popular fallacy.  Violent crime and binge drinking are two potential undesirable outcomes of access to alcohol. But is increased access to alcohol for adult drinkers a sufficient precondition for these attendant negative externalities of drinking? A recent look at the impact of changes to laws governing pub hours in England and Wales 10   ... MORE

Obama's Heaping Helping Of Government Regulations

a Press-Enterprise editorial.      The Obama administration may have been thankful that people were not paying attention on Thanksgiving to the 2,224 new regulations it is proposing. The government is required to publish an agenda of regulatory activities twice a year and, as the Daily Caller observes, “Obama has developed a habit of releasing   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Unnecessary Loss Of Life

Politically correct rules of engagement.   War is nasty, brutal and costly. In our latest wars, many of the casualties suffered by American troops are a direct result of their having to obey rules of engagement created by politicians who have never set foot on — or even seen — a battlefield. Today's battlefield commanders must be alert to the  ... MORE

Greg Corombos: 'Most Expensive Regulation In History' - New Obama Power Grab Set To Kill 1.4 Million Jobs

Obama, the job killer, strikes again.   The Obama administration is just weeks away from imposing a new ozone particulate standard that manufacturers say will cripple jobs and productivity in the U.S. and leave some firms and industries clinging to life. The National Association of Manufacturers released a study suggesting the standard would    ... MORE

John Stossel: Cutting Red Tape

Regulation strangulation. I'm upset that the presidential candidates, all of them, rarely mention a huge problem: the quiet cancer that kills opportunity — regulation. The accumulated burden of it is the reason that America is stuck in the slowest economic recovery since the Depression. I understand why candidates don't talk about it: Regulation is    ... MORE