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Déjà vu All Over Again: The GOP Prepares to Make the Rich Even Richer

Tim Koechlin | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

As the Republican Congress begins to execute its latest attack on poor and middle class Americans (the repeal of the Affordable Care Act; cuts in educ...

Could Trump's Deregulation Agenda Open An Additional $70 Billion Solar Market in the US?

Joshua Pearce | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
Joshua Pearce

President elect Trump has vowed to end "all unnecessary regulations" in the energy industry as part of an "America-first energy" plan. Much attention ...

Will Trump Display Courage On Deregulation?

Bruce Fein | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics
Bruce Fein

President-elect Donald Trump should expeditiously restore the legislative veto upended by the Supreme Court in INS v. Chadha (1983) to downsize the ma...

Freight Railroads Call For Regulatory Freeze, Reform

Edward R. Hamberger | Posted 12.05.2016 | Politics
Edward R. Hamberger

The freight railroad industry is calling on the U.S. Surface Transportation Board to suspend all major rulemaking efforts until the new administration...

What to Expect from the New Trump FCC - A More Polluted Digital Swamp.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 11.14.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Simply put, this the plan. Net Neutrality - is dead. Regulations and consumer protections - dead. Title II? - Erased. Zero Rating - dead. Mergers -...

A Unified Field Theory and Resource Guide That Explain How Trump Might Win

Art Levine | Posted 11.26.2016 | Politics
Art Levine

On this election day, it seems impossible to believe that Donald Trump is within striking distance of the White House.

Government is detrimental to good development

Robert Kwolek | Posted 09.29.2016 | Impact
Robert Kwolek

Software companies tend to release regular updates which add just a few features yet still cost an arm and a leg. With most software, though, there co...

Verizon, Fiber, Boston, Wireless: History Repeats Itself, Yet Again.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 08.09.2016 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

The Boston Herald, February 8, 1995 "Verizon plans to offer cable television to customers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts - starting with Somervil...

It's Time to Open Up Access to Video Content

David C. Bohnett | Posted 06.03.2016 | Technology
David C. Bohnett

Are you reading this on your iPhone or do you own a cell phone? You can thank the foresight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the de...

Big Banks Just Claimed A Constitutional Right To Free Taxpayer Money

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 05.05.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Big banks get a lot of free money from the federal government. And their lobbyists think they have a constitutional right to it. Each ye...

Build America Great Again

Garo Gumusyan, AIA | Posted 03.30.2016 | New York
Garo Gumusyan, AIA

New York is an environment where the public isn't told, doesn't know and worse, doesn't care about their government's role in carelessly inflating the cost of living. Which leaves us with a city where the blocks blur together like rest stops on a godforsaken interstate as only chains like Dunkin' Donuts, Chase Bank, Rite Aid and Subway sandwiches can afford to set up shop.

An Iowa Voter Forced Ted Cruz To Confront The Human Toll Of Repealing Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.31.2016 | Politics

Republicans have spent nearly six years promising to repeal Obamacare and, for most of that time, they have refused to acknowledge what that would mea...

'The Big Short': A Big Wake-Up Call

Dan Solin | Posted 12.28.2016 | Business
Dan Solin

In my view, the goal of Wall Street -- under the guise of "managing" your money -- is to maximize the transfer of your assets to itself and to avoid regulation that would hinder its attempt to do so. It succeeds in these efforts through massive contributions to congressional campaigns.

AT&T Slams AT&T. AT&T & Verizon File to Block Kushnick from the FCC's "Special Access" Data... Again.

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 01.04.2017 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

On October 15th, 2002 -- over 13 years ago -- AT&T filed a Petition with the FCC to investigate the "special access" services that are controlled by the "Bell" companies, now AT&T, Verizon and Centurylink.

Wall Street Got Burned In Washington This Year, For Once

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.01.2016 | Politics

So, that happened. It was a tough year to be a bank lobbyist in the nation's capital. Wall Street's biggest banks worked both houses of Congress, the ...

Obama's 2 Mistakes That Lost the Country

David Morris | Posted 12.21.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Early this year President Obama spoke before the Cleveland Club. After the speech 7th grader Alura Winfrey inquired, "If you could go back to the first day of your first term what advice would you give yourself?" Obama reflected for a moment and then blithely explained he would have worked harder to sell his economic policies.

Lawmakers Sneak Help For White-Collar Criminals Into Justice Reform Bill

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday injected a controversial effort to curb prosecutions of white-collar crime into a bipartisan ...

Elizabeth Warren Warns Democrats Against Wall Street Defections

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 11.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Monday warned House Democrats to oppose a series of GOP-backed bills designed to roll back the 2010 D...

A Culture of Cheating at the University?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.31.2016 | Education
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Though I will never justify any student engaging in cheating, I also must ask what we as educators and educational policy maker are doing that lowers students' zest for learning.

What Do Candidates Propose To Boost Stagnant Economy?

Dave Johnson | Posted 10.30.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Republican solutions are an agenda for their billionaire donors at the expense of the rest of us. But what else would you expect?

Who Is Ayn Rand Paul Ryan?

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 10.21.2016 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The so-called "Libertarian" battle cry of "liberty" and "freedom" through "personal responsibility" sounds wonderful on the surface, but we have to ask ourselves as individuals and as a nation, what do they really mean by and what are the costs of this alleged "liberty" and "freedom"?

Obama Officials Resurrect George W. Bush Deregulation Plan

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission has quietly resurrected a deregulation project from the George W. Bush administration, one with t...

Drawbacks of Deregulation and DIY

Robert Whitcomb | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Robert Whitcomb

Some say that expanding trade with Iran will somehow make it kindlier. They said that about Germany before World War I and China now. Nations have other reasons besides economics to be nasty -- for instance, paranoia, power for the sake of power and religion.

China, the Stock Market Crash, Scott Walker, and the Wonders of Economic Freedom (A Satire)

Tim Koechlin | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Tim Koechlin

Chinese-style "manipulation" is clearly a disaster. While it has generated 35 years of stunning economic growth, it has also forced rich people around the world to endure a week-long, anxiety-provoking drop in stock prices!

Super Uber or Uber Stupor?

Frank Islam | Posted 08.13.2016 | Business
Frank Islam

Uber is transforming the nation's car service transportation for hire landscape. This transformation presents the opportunity to revisit and reform the social and regulatory policies that govern this industry.