Category Archives: Regulations

TPA – Poison Pill or Vitamin Pill for Free Trade?

BREAKING NEWS – Monday, June 8, 2015 from breitbart.com/big-government – Breitbart reports today that Rep. Duncan Hunter has requested the House Majority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, to delay voting on any fast-track authority  usually called the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the President, until the President makes public all information and text related to the proposed, [...]
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Net Neutrality – What’s the Latest?

Net Neutrality is one of the hottest topics in the news this week.  Net Neutrality is likely to significantly impact the Internet and freedom and nearly all Americans for years to come, if it is not thrown out by the courts, or by new legislation, or by a future FCC composed of a majority of [...]
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The Death of the Internet – What To Expect Next?

The Federal Communications Commission appears set this week to approve President Obama’s plan for Net Neutrality – a benign sounding name for the strong handed regulation, taxation, and control of the Internet.  The result of Net Neutrality will be a convoluted and burdened Internet that I like to call ObamaNet.  Indeed, unless stopped by the courts or Congress, Net Neutrality will [...]
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The New Emerging Drone Industry – Will Regulations Keep It from Getting Off the Ground?

Drones are Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).  They are simply robots that fly and can perform any number of productive tasks such as taking photographs or videos of homes and commercial properties for real estate agents.  Other potential uses include monitoring farm lands and crops, overseeing drilling sites, and tracking construction projects.  Drones can also be [...]
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Will America and the World Lose Freedom on the Internet?

A new op-ed piece in The Wall Street Journal this week brings up the issue once again of the Obama Administration giving up American protection of the Internet.  I have been concerned about the adverse consequences to American freedom every time I read about the idea in the past.  As you might already know, the Obama [...]
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Should Bake Sales and Cupcakes be Regulated?

With all the major problems going on in the United States today like the border crisis and economic issues, it’s hard to imagine Federal and State governments taking the time to regulate and in fact, micromanage, what 30 million American children can eat.  The Wall Street Journal reported recently that restrictions from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids [...]
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Dodd-Frank – The ObamaCare of the Financial System?

This week The Wall Street Journal offers an interesting op-ed piece on the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, also known by the name Dodd-Frank.  On Tuesday, it will be the four year anniversary of its going into effect. How has Dodd-Frank impacted the economy?  According to the WSJ op-ed piece, it has “overwhelmed the regulatory [...]
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Economic Growth – Texas vs. California

In The Wall Street Journal this week, there is an op-ed article that compares Texas and California in the area of economic growth.  The two States have different policies that reflect on their respective economic growth.  Let’s look at some numbers. Did you know that 3 out of 5 of the nation’s fastest growing cities are [...]
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What does Uber’s Taxi App say about Taxi Regulations?

Getting a taxi in many cities has now been dramatically changed.  Uber is the mobile app that allows people to order a taxi ride from their mobile phone.  Potential customers need to download the Uber app and open an account.  Then, it takes a few clicks to order a taxi ride.  No need for a [...]
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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happy Meals – The Road to Serfdom?

What is happening in America today?  According to a piece in Investor’s Business Daily this week, children in San Francisco will not be allowed to buy a McDonald’s Happy Meal starting December 31st, all in the name of “food justice.”  Haven’t San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors ever read The Declaration of Independence?  Haven’t they ever heard [...]
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