Analysis

Is Regulation Good for Business?

Former CFPB Director argues that businesses often prefer clear prescriptive rules over general standards.

Resurrecting the Wild Turkey

Regulation, combined with other efforts, has successfully repopulated wild turkeys in the United States.

Relaxing Patient Privacy Laws to Tackle Substance Abuse

To fight opioid misuse, the U.S. government proposes expanding access to medical records on substance use.

The Hefty Price of Methane

New Zealand grapples with balancing agricultural interests when reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Would a National Popular Vote Make Every Vote Count?

Proposed legislation could change state regulations that allocate presidential electoral votes.

Could DHS Rescind DACA Based On Litigation Risk?

Agency predictions of court behavior are not always a tenable justification for rescission.

The Global Trade Order Going Out with a Whimper

The World Trade Organization’s dispute settlement system is in danger of collapse.

The Regulatory Battle Over Safe Injection Sites

As the United States struggles with opioid addiction, litigation rages over medically supervised consumption facilities.

Is Health Care Price Transparency Key to Lowering Costs?

A proposed rule seeks to force hospitals to disclose secret prices negotiated with health insurance companies.

Curbing the Spotted Lanternfly

Northeastern states are attempting to stop the spread of an invasive species that threatens crops.

Automakers Prefer Self-Regulation to Regulatory Uncertainty

Faced with uncertainty over fuel economy standards, four automakers choose to support stronger government regulation.

Righting a Wrong Against Teachers

Thousands of teachers could see loan debt disappear as the Education Department tries to correct a past mistake.