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Nudging Away from Personal Choice

Nov 30, 2016

Economist argues that energy-efficiency regulations are riddled with problems and espouses their elimination.

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Is Government Truly Broken?

Nov 15, 2016

Citizens and their leaders must strive to work together to solve problems and improve social and economic conditions.

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Do We Know How Risky E-Cigarettes Are?

Nov 14, 2016

E-cigarettes are less dangerous than is generally believed, posing a unique information challenge for regulators.

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Expanding the Right to Vote

Nov 8, 2016

From expanding the electorate to adopting online voter registration, states and localities are engaged in democracy-enhancing efforts.

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Inside Agency Class Actions

Nov 7, 2016

Most agencies enjoy authority to aggregate cases and would benefit from doing so, but very few actually do.

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Restoring Pollution Prevention and the Concept of Positive Freedom

Nov 2, 2016

Scholar espouses a renewed focus on pollution prevention efforts, with an appreciation of government's ability to effect meaningful reform.

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Red Tape on the Upswing

Oct 31, 2016

Experts argue that the number and cost of regulations sharply rose in 2015—at a rate that has held steady in 2016.

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Valuing a Ton of Particulate Matter

Oct 27, 2016

What is the cost of emitting soot into the atmosphere? The answer is unclear, yet it plays an important role in policymaking.

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Donald Trump, the “Workers’ Party” Candidate, on Regulation

Oct 24, 2016

Experts argue that Donald Trump's focus on jobs and worker impacts instead of the application of the net social benefits test is imprudent.

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Should the Education Department Hear Class Actions when Colleges Collapse?

Oct 10, 2016

The agency’s proposal to streamline student loan forgiveness claims is laudable, with its potential for a fairer, more efficient process.

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