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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 Almost no one denies that the nation’s economy is saddled with some outdated and goofy regulations that have accumulated over the years.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 | 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 | 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 | Oct 7, 2009

On October 1, it became illegal in Maryland for manufacturers to set the minimum prices at which retailers may sell their products. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI) has introduced federal legislation that would do the same thing nationwide. Legislators allege that…

by | Mar 19, 2008

As Democrats and Republicans in Congress group hug over their $150 billion smoke-and-mirrors redistributionist stimulus package, the deficit is projected to top $400 billion. Federal spending now straddles the $3 trillion mark, the bulk of it from America’s entitlements, health,…

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