College Campus Job Recruiting and Age Discrimination

September 6, 2017

In this paper, Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Gregory Jacob explore the EEOC’s contention that campus recruiting programs and other hiring programs that focus on recent graduates are presumptively illegal because they constitute age discrimination. They dive into the EEOC’s legal justification for the position and explore recent litigation for and against the rule.

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Pay Data Collection

September 4, 2017

In this paper, Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Gregory Jacob discuss the EEOC’s 2016 rule requiring employers to disclose their employees’ compensation data to the federal government in order to minimize the “pay gap”, and argue that this data collection is destined to prove fruitless, will lead the EEOC away from stamping out actual wage discrimination, and saddle the economy with costly paperwork and red tape.

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Crippling the Innovation Economy: Regulatory Overreach at the Patent Office

August 14, 2017

The authors of this paper argue that the PTAB has become a prime example of regulatory overreach by creating unnecessary costs for inventors and companies, and, thus, harming the innovation economy far beyond the harm of the bad patents it was created to remedy.

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Regulators in Cyberia

July 24, 2017

The authors of this paper discuss the negative and sometimes unintended consequences that regulations can have on America’s most dynamic and fastest growing industry: the technology sector.

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Regulating in the Shadows: How Agencies Achieve Indirectly that Which they have No Authority to Achieve Directly

July 5, 2017

When is it appropriate for a government agency to use its powers and force citizens to give up legal rights in order to achieve the agency’s goals? When does this power become overly coercive? The authors of this paper delve into these important questions.

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Government Regulation: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

June 12, 2017

The authors of this paper examine the important role regulations play in a vibrant economy, how they differ from other government programs, why they can produce unintended consequences, and how reforms could help us achieve the benefits regulations can provide with fewer negative outcomes.

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