[Fourth Branch] Regulating Planesharing: Exploring Common Carriage and Expense Sharing

The legal fate of Flytenow, a ridesharing platform for small planes, was sealed by the FAA’s determination that it acted as a common carrier despite Flytenow’s claim that it was engaged in permissible expense sharing. What are common carriage and expense sharing? A variety of experts discuss the legal aspects of the Flytenow case.

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[Fourth Branch] Regulating Planesharing: Flytenow and the FAA

Flytenow, founded by Alan Guichard and Matt Voska, was a ridesharing platform for small planes. Hailed as the “Uber of the Sky,” Flytenow aimed to serve as an online bulletin board to connect pilots of small planes with those willing to offset the pilots’ costs. However, the FAA deemed the online nature of Flytenow to be impermissible and Flytenow was unable to take flight. Learn the story of Flytenow in this Fourth Branch video.

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[Video] Introduction to the Antitrust & Consumer Protection Working Group

Joshua D. Wright is the Chairman of RTP’s Antitrust & Consumer Protection working group and Executive Director of the Global Antitrust Institute. In this short video, he explains how the Antitrust & Consumer Protection working group looks at ways to improve the performance of regulatory bodies that focus on consumer protection and antitrust regulations, so as to “offer a better rate of return for consumers and get rid of some of the burdensome regulations that result in higher prices.”

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[Video] Introduction to the Cyber & Privacy Working Group

Matthew Heiman, Chairman of RTP’s Cyber & Privacy working group and Vice President, Corporate Secretary, & Associate General Counsel at Johnson Controls, discusses the Cyber & Privacy working group and its focus on regulations that impact the Internet and the “innovation economy.”

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[Fourth Branch] Should You Need a License to Massage a Horse?

In 2012, Celeste Kelly received a cease-and-desist letter from the Arizona State Veterinary Medical Examining Board for engaging in horse massage therapy without being a licensed veterinarian. Hear Celeste’s story and learn more about occupational licensure in this Fourth Branch video.

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[Video] Introduction to the State & Local Working Group

Clark Neily, Chairman of RTP’s State & Local working group and Vice President for Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, discusses the need for a working group dedicated to reviewing state and local regulations.

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[Video] Introduction to the Regulatory Transparency Project

Founding Director Devon Westhill introduces the Regulatory Transparency Project and its various working groups. More videos to come featuring each working group’s chairman explaining the role their respective group plays in the Project.

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[Fourth Branch] A License to Massage a Horse? (Preview)

In many states, animal massage requires a license. Watch this preview of our upcoming in-depth video on occupational licensing and the story of Celeste Kelly – an animal massage therapist located in Arizona.

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[Fourth Branch] Regulation Over the Decades

How have the regulations emanating from Washington changed over the years? Chris DeMuth, Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute, draws from personal experience as he discusses the transformation of the regulatory state over the decades.

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[Fourth Branch] Can Regulations Come With Unintended Costs?

While the goals of regulations are often admirable, regulations may come with unintended consequences. Sometimes, regulations can hurt those they were intended to benefit. Susan Dudley, Director of the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center, discusses these unintended costs and her work at the Regulatory Studies Center.

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