Our regulation of toxic substances is based largely on ignorance and is inadequate and idiotic. The costs of testing for harm are not negligible, but are far lower than the cost of paying for toxic clean-up or for the cost of health care for those exposed to poison.
In the past decade, the idea of cars driving themselves has quickly gone from sci-fi dream to impending reality.
The topics of strengthening the transatlantic partnership and advancing economic freedom were brought to the forefront, when we gathered in Brussels at a dinner event of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in December 2014.
Here surely is a challenge that can elicit bi-partisan support. President Obama should take the lead proposing a comprehensive strategy for red tape reduction that would include legislation to supersede existing laws as necessary to expedite regulatory decisions.
Global energy consumption is on a path to grow 30-50 percent over the next 25 years, bringing with it, in many countries, increased local air pollution, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and oil consumption, as well as higher energy prices.
It is ironic, offensive, and sad that anyone would suggest that my support of Harvard's divestment position is somehow tied to my outside engagements. That suggestion -- and the recent threats I have received -- defies logic and is contradicted by the record.
On May 7, Amarin Pharma filed an unusual lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), arguing that the agency's drug regulations violate the company's First Amendment free-speech rights. If Amarin prevails in its litigation, the repercussions for patient and public health will be dire.
Cleaning up the oil spilling into the ocean by Santa Barbara will cost much more than preventing the leak would have cost. But of course, preventing the leak would require more "overreaching by government" and "job-killing regulations." We pay for this ideological idiocy.
The Obama administration and its U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have quietly been rolling out a series of regulatory changes that threaten to cripple the Endangered Species Act, dramatic changes that would never have flown under the Bush administration.
Increasing competition by reducing bureaucracy and opening up local markets to imports calls for better cooperation from Netanyahu, his ministers and various groups in the civil sector, including labor unions and nongovernmental organizations.
Let's face it: many alternative small business lenders, funders and brokers have developed a bad reputation. Widely used labels such as "dishonest" and "predatory" are putting the industry at risk.
Modern advances in food science, both in how we produce and deliver food, have become key battlegrounds in the science versus fear-mongering debate.
An open letter from Brazilian civil society was delivered, a supporting letter came from international groups. All in all, more than 100,000 protest letters made the resistance and opposition to GE trees loud and clear. But Brazil did not heed.
His plan for forcing colleges to publicize more information and regulate the cost of college fits well with Obama's plans for greater scrutiny of universities. I wonder if Hanson and his conservative friends know that.
Chances are, if you have ever ventured just about anywhere outside of your own house, that you are familiar with the increasingly ubiquitous KIND bars...
Doing business entails certain risks. You make a big investment of money and time, and you hope that your gamble pays off. Maybe people will come to your restaurant. Maybe they will buy your product. Maybe they will contract for your services. But you can't be sure. You've taken out loans on the expectation that if you build it, they will come.