• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • regulation

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Its Doors. America, Look Out.

    Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially opened its doors in Washington, making it the first major new federal agency in nearly 10 years. Americans should take notice, and they ought to be concerned. Heritage’s Diane Katz explains in The Daily Caller that the sheer scope of the agency’s … More

    Natural Gas: Boom or Bust? All Signs Point to Boom

    According to many experts, the United States stands to be the Saudi Arabia of natural gas production. Last month, the New York Times reported otherwise, questioning the economics of shale gas extraction and overstating the amount of gas available in the vast formation in the United States. The story included … More

    Business Leaders: Liberal Economic Policies Are Preventing Recovery

    News on Thursday that there were more new jobless claims last week than initially expected gives new weight to the words of a pair of business leaders who recently singled out President Obama and his big-government approach to economic policy as key impediments to economic recovery. Stephen Wynn, CEO of … More

    One Year After Oil Spill Was Stopped, Drilling Permits Down Sharply

    The Obama administration is approving deepwater drilling permits at a pace of just 1.7 per month — a dramatic drop that is jeopardizing thousands of jobs for struggling families in Louisiana and neighboring states. The latest figures from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement also reveal a … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 14, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. FOX and the Sharks – Mike Gonzalez Are the Rich Undertaxed? – Michael G. Franc In wake of Mumbai attacks, Pak could help save dialogue with India – Lisa Curtis A … More

    EPA Set to Implement Economically Ruinous Regulations on Power Plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it has finalized a pair of new regulations on power plants expected to produce massive economic damage and unemployment in coming years. The regulations aim to reduce pollution in down-wind states, and replace similar regulations created by George Bush’s EPA in 2005 and … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 7, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Addicted to subsidies – Derek Scissors Health-care legislation will take millions off the tax rolls – Brian Blase & Paul Winfree Tax hikes not needed to balance budget – Curtis Dubay … More

    Tales of the Red Tape #15: More Regulatory Manure from USDA

    It’s impossible to imagine that the Founders conceived of America as a place where the federal government regulates compost. Yet here we are. Effective May 9, the use of compost in the production of certified organic foods must comply with precise temperature, moisture, and chemical standards set by the U.S. … More

    Americans React to Government's Ban on Crib Sales

    Tuesday’s deadline for retailers to dispose of any unsold cribs has come and gone, but won’t soon be forgotten. Americans are speaking out about the unintended consequences of the government’s regulatory efforts. Commissioner Anne Northup of the Consumer Product Safety Commission posted reactions on her blog. Northup and Nancy Nord, … More

    Top 10 Reads: June 29, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. First Amendment Wins in Arizona Campaign Finance Case – Hans von Spakovsky On nukes, Obama ‘leads’ & the world laughs – Peter Brookes Bureaucratic Insanity: Wasting money while undermining public health … More