Michelle Minton

Michelle Minton is the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s fellow specializing in consumer policy, FDA regulation of non-pharmaceuticals, alcohol regulation, food and beverage regulation, and Internet gambling.

Sports Gambling Bill Might Unite Groups in Opposition


Last week I wrote about a new proposal, released by the House Energy and Commerce Committee, that would end the 25-year prohibition against states legalizing sports gambling. The bill would allow states to legalize any other form of gambling they choose to regulate. This approach, I wrote, had the potential to unite much of the gaming industry […]

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Back to School Lunch Scares


It’s back to school season, which for many parents means spending money on new clothes, shuttling young people from sports games to ballet, and increasingly, worrying about the kind of nutrition their kids are getting when they’re away from the home. This is understandable since they are inundated with hyperbolic headlines like “sugary drinks kill,” […]

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Raise a Glass to Lower Taxes


You might not know it, but about half the cost of your preferred alcoholic beverage is made up of taxes and fees. One man in Congress, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to change that. Today he introduced a bill that would introduced a bill that would cut the current federal excise tax rate on whiskey, rum, vodka, […]

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No Dice


Anybody who has spent time in Washington knows that Congress often passes bad laws. But even the most widely derided laws — think of 2003’s Medicare drug benefit — end up doing roughly what their authors set out to do. The misbegotten 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act (UIGEA), however, won’t even get that far. […]

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