Better government begins with transparent information

Rick Manning on December 08, 2019.

Limited government demands that the administrative state base regulations upon a foundation of sound science and transparency. But transparency and evidence-based science are not just a limited government issue; they’re a better governance issue that should enjoy bipartisan commitment…

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Senators threaten to regulate encryption if tech companies won’t do it themselves

Lauren Feiner on December 10, 2019.

Lawmakers on Tuesday threatened to pass litigation that would force technology companies to provide court-ordered access to encrypted devices and messages unless the businesses can come up with a solution…

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Drone (Regulation) Wars: U.S. And E.U. Face Off

Andrew Charlton on December 09, 2019.

The U.K. and America, Churchill once noted, were two countries divided by a common language. The same might be said of the relations between Europe more generally and the United States when it comes to aviation safety. We all speak the same language, but sometimes the FAA and EASA – the Europe Union’s common aviation safety organisation – move in different ways…

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Why dismantling Section 230 would shatter free speech and innovation

Michael Petricone on November 30, 2019.

Over the last few weeks, several congressional committees have debated the future of free speech online…

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A path to prosperity: Cutting unnecessary rules

Eric Dent on December 07, 2019

It’s unfortunate that the word “news” suggests novelty because often the most important “information” we need updated isn’t strictly novel. For example, this is the final column for 2019 and all indications are that it will be another month of economic growth. That means we have lived through 126 straight months of growth, the longest streak since records were kept in 1854…

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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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