Strengthening the Information Quality Act to Improve Transparency and Regulatory Quality

Richard B. Belzer

April 30, 2021

In a recent Food and Drug Law Journal article, the Heritage Foundation’s Daren Bakst discusses how to strengthen the Information Quality Act (IQA), a law that could help to improve both the transparency and quality of information disseminated by federal agencies, and improve federal rulemaking that relies on this information.

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Justice Thomas on Controlling the Tech Giants

Peter Wallison

April 29, 2021

How to control the tech giants has continued to raise concerns about both media bias and free speech. In a new concurring opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas has provided some important thoughts and distinctions on the topic that will likely stir some new thinking in the legal world.

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Stressing Banks and the Economy

Wayne A. Abernathy

April 27, 2021

This blog post discusses to what extent the Federal Reserve’s models test for the real world problems of the Fed’s monetary policy.

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An Empty Attack on the Nondelegation Doctrine

Peter Wallison

April 22, 2021

Peter Wallison argues that the Constitution’s separation of powers provides ample justification for a revival of the nondelegation doctrine.

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How Bad Regulations Harm the Environment

Daren Bakst

April 6, 2021

In a recent blog post for the New Civil Liberties Alliance entitled “Bad Regulations Destroy Our Environment,” Harriet Hageman describes the regulatory failures that created the perfect “environment” for the catastrophic forest fires that plagued the interior west for much of 2020.

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An Interview with Makan Delrahim, Former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division

Makan Delrahim and Svetlana Gans

March 22, 2021

Svetlana S. Gans interviews Makan Delrahim, former Assistant Attorney General for the Department of Justice Antitrust Division.

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Why Did California’s Prop 16 Fail? A County-by-County Assessment

Althea Nagai

March 12, 2021

The numbers suggest that a majority of voters simply disliked racial/ethnic/gender preferences.

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What the Biden Administration May Bring for Tech Policy

Jennifer Huddleston

January 28, 2021

“The Biden administration should carefully consider the significant tradeoffs regulation can have and embrace bipartisan opportunities to build on the United States’ innovation-friendly approach.”

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Two RTP Short Films Recognized by Film Festivals

January 22, 2021

The Regulatory Transparency Project is pleased to share that two short films from its “Fourth Branch” series were recognized by film festivals in 2020.

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New FAA Drone Rules: A Step in the Right Direction

Brent Skorup

January 20, 2021

The FAA’s new commercial drone regulations are cautious and incremental, but represent a major improvement by routinizing long-distance commercial drone operations.

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