I don’t have children, but I would think that one of the biggest worries most parents have is whether or not their kids will get into college, and possibly what they might major in. While there is a huge personal value from any college education – it helps make a person more well-rounded – it is … [Read more...]
REGonomicsA weekly communication devoted to the economics of regulations that are burdensome, costly, and downright ridiculous.
One of the stated purposes of the Federal Government enumerated in the US Constitution is the power of Congress to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several states, and with the Indian tribes. The Commerce Clause of the Constitution has been used to great effect by the Federal … [Read more...]
One of the reasons that societies create governments is to help people manage interactions between one another. Without government or codified law, reasonable differences of opinion might turn to violent behavior. Human beings do share a lot of behaviors with other primates and can often be … [Read more...]
Congress passed the Affordable Care Act, now known as Obamacare, using a host of parliamentary moves rather than the normal process. Politically, there was a huge rush to pass the gargantuan piece of legislation before the Democratic Party lost control of both houses. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi … [Read more...]
It’s one thing when regulations impact businesses, or motorists, or land owners, it’s a whole other ballgame when they impact kids. There has been a lot of media attention on the Federal Department of Agriculture’s attempts to get kids on student lunch programs to eat healthier foods. … [Read more...]