Airbnb has removed thousands of listings in Boston as new rule takes effect ahead of the company’s presumed IPO next year

William Feuer on December 3, 2019.

Airbnb is eyeing a major IPO next year, but this year it faces escalating regulation in cities across the country…

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One state’s example for balancing regulation and public safety

Jarrett Skorup and Taylor Piotrowski on November 23, 2019.

For decades, every state has been consistently subjecting more and more occupations to strict licensing requirements. While government regulation of some professions makes sense, this has gone way overboard — killing jobs and economic opportunity…

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Fintech Regulation Needs More Principles, Not More Rules

Heath P. Tarbert on November 19, 2019.

These are exciting times for our derivatives markets. From blockchain to digital assets, innovative financial technologies are changing the way derivatives markets work…

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How to help small businesses: Cut heavy costs of regulatory and tax compliance, make credit available  

Ritesh Singh on November 21, 2019.

Smaller business entities are often associated with the informal sector and widely believed to dodge taxes and bypass tough labour regulations. However, an increasing number of firms engaged in consultancy, research and advisory, and other knowledge intensive services – often with substantial portion of their sales as exports – are part of the country’s formal sector…

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Puerto Rico private sector calls Permits Regulation regressive

María Miranda on November 13, 2019.

Puerto Rico United Retailers Association (CUD by its Spanish acronym) President Jorge Argüelles and various small and midsize business organization leaders charged on Wednesday that the Joint Permits Regulation is regressive and is duplicating the costs of obtaining permits.

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Supreme Court Has Two Chances to Protect Small Business

Karen Harned on November 05, 2019.

Small businesses are counting on the Supreme Court this month. In two cases, the justices can either subject millions of job creators to reams of red tape and costly lawsuits, or they can reach the right decisions, keeping the engine of the American economy running at full steam…

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Jim Fossel: Slow bureaucracy stifles new ideas

Jim Fossel on November 03, 2019.

It’s hard to believe, but despite their best efforts otherwise, Congress and the White House actually did manage to accomplish something good for the country last year. It wasn’t just that they put off brinksmanship over the budget or the debt ceiling, either: they actually passed legislation that enacted a major policy change. They even managed to do it in a broadly bipartisan way, easily passing both the House and Senate before being signed into law by President Trump…

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Washington’s wacky booze regulation still on the books, a century after Prohibition

Don Chareunsy on October 11, 2019.

Monday marks 100 years since Congress passed the 18th Amendment that started Prohibition, which banned the production, import, transportation and sale of alcoholic beverages in the United States…

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Why Much Is at Stake in the CFPB Court Case

Peter J. Wallison on October 22 2019.

The Supreme Court’s decision to consider the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau gives the conservative majority on the court yet another opportunity — thus far unrealized — to validate and re-enforce the Constitution’s separation of powers…

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“Everybody Is Freaking Out”: Freelance Writers Scramble to Make Sense of New California Law

Katie Kilkenny on October 17, 2019.

California-based freelance writer Arianna Jeret recently learned about Assembly Bill 5 and is now concerned she and her colleagues in CA may soon be speaking about their jobs in the past tense…

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