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Regulation: Killing Opportunity

JAMES L. GATTUSO AND DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During its first five years, the Obama Administration aggressively exploited regulation to get its way. Issuing 157...

U.S. Export–Import Bank: Corporate Welfare on the Backs of Taxpayers

DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Congress will soon debate the fate of the U.S. Export–Import Bank (Ex–Im), which doles out financing to favored corporations and credit...

Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion

JAMES L. GATTUSO, DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The Obama Administration is aggressively exploiting regulation to achieve its policy agenda, issuing 157 new major rules...

Dodd–Frank Mortgage Rules Unleash Predatory Regulators

DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract Radical new regulation of mortgage financing will take effect on January 10, 2014. Washington’s hastily crafted response to the financial...

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

DIANE KATZ AND JAMES L. GATTUSO, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life, from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency, was subjected to...

Administration Ignores Law, Delays Exposing New Regulations

DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION After three years of hyper-regulation, the Obama Administration has noticeably slowed its rulemaking in recent months. A variety of major rules...

Proxy Access Rule: Appeals Court Rejects SEC Regulation

Diane Katz, Heritage Foundation In an important victory for free enterprise, a unanimous panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has...

Tales of the Tape: Regulators Going Off On Microwave Ovens

Diane Katz, Heritage Foundation At the behest of Congress, the Department of Energy (DOE) has “invested” several years and considerable tax dollars in devising...

How Many Hazmat Suits Does It Take to Change a Light Bulb?

Tales of the Red Tape # 8 Diane Katz, Heritage Foundation Lest anyone tell you that the phase-out of (non-toxic) incandescent light bulbs will be hassle-free...