More Government Regulation Articles

  • Proposed bill to regulate NYC costumed characters

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City Council member is drafting legislation to regulate the costumed characters who roam Times Square. The bill being proposed by Councilman Dan Garodnick would require that the costumed performers be licensed and go through a background check. Garodnick says there...

  • Why not let taxis, Uber, Lyft fight it out on a level playing field with no regulations?

    Taxi drivers created traffic gridlock in downtown D.C. last week to protest app-based ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft. The organizer of the “Fairness NOW!” caravan protest, the Teamster-affiliated D.C. Taxi Operators Association, is complaining that these private companies have...

  • Why government isn't working and how to make it better

    Government just doesn’t work very well. That’s the persuasive thesis of three important books published this year. John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge's The Fourth Revolution takes a historical and international (and British) perspective. They argue that the welfare state, a creation...

  • Washington tour guides win appeals court ruling

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Their shtick is safe. A federal appeals court Friday freed tour guides in the nation's capital from having to prove they know what they're talking about. The court struck down licensing regulations that required the city's ubiquitous guides to pass a 100-question exam...

  • New study claims liberal journos perpetuated false image of Veterans Affairs to boost government health care

    There were 26 reports between 2000 and 2011 by government investigators and auditors describing the problems now known as the "VA scandal." Those reports cover the six years of President Obama's tenure in the Oval Office, as well as President George W. Bush's two terms. So why wasn't something...

  • FAA, developers clash over tall buildings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government wants to dramatically reduce the allowable height of potentially thousands of buildings near airports around the country — a proposal that is drawing fire from real estate developers, local officials and members of Congress who say it will hurt property...

  • Uber shows how the tech industry is poised to reinvent regulation

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Uber was upsetting government regulators. The ride-sharing company is providing such great service to consumers that existing taxi companies called upon the government to help. Shortly after I wrote that column, the attorney general of Virginia issued a...

  • Cambridge, Mass., proposes rules to ban Uber, Lyft, Sidecar

    Regulators in Harvard's hometown have proposed new regulations aimed at banning Uber, Sidecar and Lyft.

  • Federal cheese regs wouldn't have hurt Kraft, but they would have hurt rich people

    The Food and Drug Administration tried a sneak attack on the artisan cheese industry earlier this week, pushing a new rule, pretending it wasn't a new rule, that would outlaw the aging of cheese on wooden board. The FDA has backed down from this new-not-new rule-not-rule.



From the Weekly Standard