“Can an independent federal agency that is supposed to regulate commodity futures assert power over every single purchase or sale of a commodity?”
House Coronavirus Committee Will Investigate 'Price Gouging,' Not Government's Failed Pandemic Response
"We're not going to be looking back," said House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn.
Most serious approaches to the crisis, however, are decidedly libertarian. They involve reducing regulations that keep industries from responding rapidly in an emergency situation.
Before this, the wait period was a year.
Restrictions on takeout cocktails, telemedicine, hand sanitizer, and plastic bags are among the rules being chucked aside in a crisis.
Many regulations serve little to no public purpose.
First, they didn't have grocery permits. Now they are not allowed to take any walk-ins.
Markets are trying to meet spiking demand for face masks, but importers are stymied by the FDA and CDC
The agency should relax the yearlong deferral period.
Takeout and delivery orders are the only thing keeping the state's 115 craft breweries afloat during the coronavirus outbreak.
The mandates would be retroactive, potentially punishing businesses for violating rules they did not even know existed.
It's time to free midwives from excessive regulation and make room for more home births.
Creativity and selflessness are on display everywhere.
If this is to respond to a temporary crisis, why do these powers last for two years?
Plus: margaritas and toilet paper, Playboy ends its print publication, and more...
The new rule would ask localities receiving federal funding to report on their housing market outcomes and propose concrete steps for improving affordability.
Truckers Are Rushing Supplies to Empty Store Shelves During Coronavirus Crisis. Will Regulators Get Out of the Way?
The churn of new emergency regulatory waivers and restrictions is causing confusion for American manufacturers and freight haulers.
Politicians seem to be proceeding on the dangerous assumption that cost-effectiveness does not matter.
Weighing the state and local response to COVID-19
Dirt farmers want the feds to stack the deck in their favor.
America Doesn't Have Enough Hospital Beds To Fight the Coronavirus. Protectionist Health Care Regulations Are One Reason Why.
Federal bureaucracy slowed America's response to the new coronavirus outbreak. Now state-level red tape is now poised to cause more problems.
Greenville has run its food trucks out of town.
San Francisco Has Added a Lot of Jobs but Not Enough Housing. City Voters Approved a Ballot Initiative That Cuts Back on the Jobs.
The city's voters, politicians, and activists should stop trying to dictate how exactly their city will change over the years. They’re not very good at it.
The Supreme Court weighs abortion regulation in June Medical Services v. Russo.
In Facebook: The Inside Story, even Steven Levy’s most generous conclusions about the tech giant are still pretty damning.
Certificate of need laws are on the books in 36 states, but they mostly serve as a way for hospitals to limit competition and keep prices high. State lawmakers should be dismantling them.
Fairfax County, Virginia, allows home businesses but prohibits them from keeping inventory on site.
The Renew California legislation introduced yesterday would force insurance companies to renew insurance policies in wildfire zones.
Rep. Camille Lilly, who authored the bill, says her legislation will lead to more safety, convenience, and jobs.
Brokers and building owners are vowing to fight a regulation they say will be catastrophic for their industry.
Assembly Bill 5 was designed to constrain the growth of the so-called gig economy. In practice, it's closing off opportunities
Rep. Brad Sherman (D–Calif) has introduced a bill to mandate ground collision detection systems on all helicopters.
New York's Progressive Rent Regulations Having the Exact Same Negative Consequence That Skeptics Predicted
New York told landlords they couldn't pass along renovation costs, so landlords stopped doing renovations
Hysterical reactions greet the White House's modest changes to federal clean water rules.
No, Californians aren't banned from showering and doing laundry on the same day. But the fact that so many people believed that lie says something about how insane the state's real water laws are.
Good news on the economic front.