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by | Oct 31, 2013

Chairman of the Federal Reserve is arguably the most important unelected office in America. It wields enormous influence over the financial health of the nation, and indeed the world. So it is incumbent upon members of the Senate Banking Committee,…

by | Sep 23, 2013

There are regulations for everything from restaurant menus to walk-in freezers’ energy efficiency. Almost no one denies that the nation’s economy is saddled with some outdated and goofy regulations that have accumulated over the years. And almost no one opposes…

by | Jul 9, 2013

When federal agencies issue more than 3,700 new rules a year with total compliance costs exceeding $1.8 trillion, the case for regulatory reform practically makes itself. But there is another argument for lightening the burdens: Regulations cause inflation. Here’s how….

by | Jun 5, 2013

Twenty years ago saw the release of the first edition of Ten Thousand Commandments, an annual report that tracks the cost and scope of the federal regulatory state. It’s been a very busy two decades for Washington, with 81,883 new…

by | Apr 26, 2013

Margaret Thatcher’s passing led many around the world to reflect on her legacy. In the United Kingdom, reactions ranged from fond remembrances by supporters to street protests by detractors. In America, Republicans have lionized her, highlighting her strong ideological bond…

by | Feb 28, 2013

President Obama brought the minimum wage debate back into the news in a big way in his State of the Union address, when he proposed raising it from $7.25 to $9.00 an hour. The president’s proposal is bound to face…

by | Feb 8, 2013

The United States Constitution gives “all legislative powers herein granted” to Congress. Neither the judicial nor the executive branch has the power to make laws, only interpret and execute them, respectively — at least in theory. In practice, things are…

by | Dec 9, 2009

Former Intel CEO Andy Grove of Intel was Time magazine’s “1997 Man of the Year.” Now Intel is the Federal Trade Commission’s “2009 Company to Fear.” If the FTC gets its way, Intel will be characterized not as a productive marvel…

by | Nov 5, 2009

Jaws dropped when the government announced recently that the national debt would increase by $14,000,000,000,000 over the next decade. Right now, roughly every third dollar the government spends is one it does not have. Even more worrying is how politicians…

by | Nov 3, 2009

I admit it: I am a Green Bay Packer fan. And when the Brett Favre-led Vikings beat my Packers 38-26 on Sunday, it stung. Still does. The over-under on the time it takes me to get over a Packer loss…

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