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Mnuchin Must Bring Transparency to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

 

Now that he has been confirmed, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has a lot on his plate. He needs to do what he can administratively to reduce the crushing burden of the Dodd-Frank Act on small banks and credit unions. He also needs to work with Congress on major legislative fixes such as the forthcoming Financial Choice Act from House Financial Services […]

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Airbnb and Property Rights Don’t Go Together

 

For defenders of the so-called “sharing economy,” companies like the housing-sharing website Airbnb and the ride-sharing app Uber are near-sacred. In the case of Uber, “sharing” enthusiasts argue that the company is a symbol of disruption against an anticompetitive status quo. In the case of Airbnb, it offers a similar defense, with the added point […]

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Small Businesses Are Positively Giddy Over Trump, Survey Data Reveals

 

Although they do not name him by name, and may not have personally voted for him, it appears the small business community is positively giddy over President Trump’s election, according to the National Federation of Independent Business, an association of 325,000 small businesses. Small business optimism rose again in January to its highest level since […]

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The Left’s Anti-Trump Boycott Appears To Be Backfiring On The Left

 

As the Left continues its extreme hatred for everything related to President Donald Trump, some of the Left’s tactics may actually be helping to increase the billionaire’s family business. Take, for example, the Left’s boycott of first-daughter Ivanka Trump’s products. According to Fortune.com, Ivanka Trump’s perfumes “have taken over the top two best-selling spots on […]

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Once-Mighty Auto Workers’ Union Climbs Aboard The #MAGA Trump Train

 

The United Auto Workers, whose president once called now-President Donald Trump “an enemy” of the middle class, is hoping to capitalize on President Trump’s “America First” (Buy American, Hire American) campaign by airing its own “Buy American” television ads, according to the USA Today. The president of the United Auto Workers union declared Thursday that […]

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The Parties of Special Interests

 

Among the many questions that marked the 2016 election and its result, perhaps the one that dominated was how the U.S. government can best help American consumers, manufacturers, and workers. Merely to ask this question is to invite the artfully drawn entreaties of various pressure groups, well-positioned and -funded, all in search of special treatment. […]

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North Dakota Governor Orders Emergency Evacuation To Speed Clean Up Of #NoDAPL Protesters’ Toxic Waste

 

On Wednesday, North Dakota’s governor, Doug Burgum, issued an emergency evacuation order for the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in order to speed the cleanup of the waste left behind by #NoDAPL protesters “to avoid an ecological disaster to the Missouri River.” Gov. Doug Burgum today signed an emergency evacuation order out of concern for the […]

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GOP ‘Cowards’ Cause Labor Nominee To Withdraw Name From Consideration

 

WASHINGTON, DC—President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder, is withdrawing his name for consideration one day before Senate confirmation hearings were due to begin. “After careful consideration and discussions with my family, I am withdrawing my nomination for Secretary of Labor,” Puzder said in a statement. “I am honored to have been […]

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Union Protesting Trump’s Labor Nominee Has Had Over 30K Charges Filed Against It

 

On Monday, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the union behind the multi-million dollar push to raise the minimum wage to $15 and unionize the fast-food industry, protested President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, Andrew Puzder. As CEO of CKE, the parent company of fast-food chains Carl’s Jr. and Hardees, Puzder’s nomination has drawn […]

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Five Regulatory Heartbreaks on Valentine’s Day

 

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today we celebrate our significant other by showering them with affection and chocolate—but is government regulation getting in the way of your date night? Here are several rules you may run up against as you plan that special night out with your sweetheart. Step 1: Purchase the perfect gift Valentine’s Day only comes […]

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