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President Trump’s Regulatory Vision

Jan 19, 2017

How the incoming President might shape his strategy in the regulatory sphere.

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The Discount Rate for the Social Cost of Carbon

Jan 18, 2017

A Trump Administration proposal that would reduce the social cost of carbon relies on an unjustified discount rate.

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How Geographic Boundaries Determine the Social Cost of Carbon

Jan 17, 2017

Considering only the national impact of emissions would be a harmful, misguided move by the Trump administration.

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The Unhealthy Return to Individual Responsibility in Health Policy

Jan 16, 2017

The Republicans’ ACA replacement plan espouses individual responsibility—a naïve and ill-advised approach to healthcare reform.

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Improving Regulatory Analysis at Independent Agencies

Jan 10, 2017

Independent agencies should adopt four key analytical standards.

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Improving the Process of Making Rules at Independent Agencies

Jan 9, 2017

Following certain procedural steps will strengthen independent agencies’ rulemaking processes.

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The Future of the Education Department’s Power to Cancel Student Loan Debt

Jan 6, 2017

The Department only seems to use its compromise power in a very narrow set of cases, but there are signs that the zeitgeist may be

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The Dark Side of Departmental Discretion

Jan 5, 2017

New regulations governing student debt leave too much power concentrated with Education officials.

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Even for Defrauded Students, Debt Relief is Rarely Granted

Jan 5, 2017

Reluctance by Education officials to exercise their debt cancellation powers unfairly punishes students.

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Student Loans Should Not Fund the Department of Education

Jan 4, 2017

Federal officials should reorient themselves around students’ best interests instead of departmental budgets.

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