Opinion

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

It Is Time for the Fed to Stop Bank Shareholder Payouts

The Federal Reserve should order banks to preserve capital by retaining earnings and halting all shareholder payouts.

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Vietnam’s Astonishing Success at Curbing COVID-19 Outbreaks

Decades-long efforts in Vietnam to improve local governance have kept recorded coronavirus cases low.

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Coordinating Colombia’s Pandemic Response

Colombia lacks procedures for ensuring coordination among different levels of government.

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Responding to COVID-19 Without Public Trust

Despite a robust regulatory scheme, Chilean officials struggle to follow experts and respond to COVID-19 effectively.

Will the EU Make its Better Regulation Strategy Truly Better?

Will the EU Make its Better Regulation Strategy Truly Better?

The pandemic offers the chance for the European Union to expand the scope of better regulation through innovation.

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Brazil’s COVID-19 Response is Caught Between Denialism and Technocratic Hubris

Self-interested and apathetic policies by its executive made Brazil one of the most infected countries in the world.

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Regulatory Uncertainty Over Emergency Powers in Switzerland

Democratic process and federalism concerns raise questions about the Swiss government’s COVID-19 policies.

Regulatory Delivery Lessons From COVID-19 Responses

Regulatory Delivery Lessons From COVID-19 Responses

Amid uncertainty, countries must learn from previous inadequacies in risk-based regulation and compliance measures.

Mexico’s Untimely Fight Against Coronavirus

Mexico’s Untimely Fight Against Coronavirus

Mexico’s citizens and economy suffer because the President failed to invoke the only constitutional tool to fight COVID-19.

COVID-19 and Access to Medical Care in the United States

COVID-19 and Access to Medical Care in the United States

Although Congress has failed to take big steps to ensure access to COVID-19 care, states are taking small but significant steps.

President Trump’s Regulatory Process Changes Will Not Stick

President Trump’s Regulatory Process Changes Will Not Stick

The Trump Administration’s regulatory rollbacks will not have staying power among future administrations.

Undoing the Regulatory Policies of the Trump Administration

Undoing the Regulatory Policies of the Trump Administration

The Administration has taken an aggressive approach in using legal tools to advance its regulatory agenda.