The change in regulation hasn't just been seen in the actions of regulators. There is a new boldness in the comments they are willing to make to, and about, the industries they regulate.
Kushnick's Law states: "A regulated company will always renege on promises to provide public benefits tomorrow in exchange for regulatory and financia...
President Obama’s reelection holds the possibility of great progress for public health, safety, and the environment — if, and only if, he recognizes the importance of these issues and stops trying to placate his most implacable opponents.
Here are changes that would balance the budget, end government paralysis, and begin to transform America's public culture. Americans know we need it. Are any leaders bold enough to say it?
An ongoing argument in the presidential election campaign is whether Gov. Romney's or President Obama's positions are better for small businesses on issues such as government regulation and energy policy. I asked David Levine for his opinion.
In our 21st Century society, I'll be cautiously optimistic that a well-intentioned CPUC will recognize the value dynamic new smartphone apps such as SideCar bring to the table.
The Uber application combines mobile technology with the taxi and sedan industry. No more fighting for a cab. No more wondering if it'll show up. No more anonymous drivers, no more weird back seat odors, and no more mad dashes to the cash machine.
Fifteen people have died in an outbreak of meningitis contracted from contaminated spinal steroid injections. The numbers are growing, and so is awareness of a little-known corner of the pharmaceutical industry, compounding pharmacies, which is responsible for the tragedy.
Finally, the SEC has begun to take some action. It's made a lot of progress in just a month, but a lot more needs to be done, as a series of reports written by David Weild for the accounting firm of Grant Thornton makes clear.
Romney understands that he can't win if he runs as a regressive Republican. He realizes that the policies and values of the President and Democrats are far more popular than the Paul Ryan/Tea Party line he had been preaching. So the infinitely adaptable Mitt Romney has decided to run as Barack Obama.
We live in a country where we benefit from incredible health and safety advances in the last decades, but where those protections are still a work in progress.
Industrial agriculture, not manufacturing, gas drilling or mining, is the largest contributor to America's water pollution problem.
By systematically dismantling the public education system and clamping down on college aid, the GOP is ensuring that children from low and middle-income families are denied the opportunity to obtain the basic skills and training needed to land well-paying jobs in the future.
Wall Street wants America to forget September 15, 2008. That's because outside events of violence, few dates have signified more calamity than this fateful day. On that black Monday, Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. declared bankruptcy.
Imagine a world where banks can appeal to the highest office in the land for help if some pesky financial regulator tries to tell them what to do. It's easy if you try: There is in fact a bill slouching its way through the Senate right now that would give the president of the United States the power to slam the brakes on new regulations that banks find insufficiently lenient, the New York Times writes.
Compare the Republican and Democratic Party platforms when it comes to technology and you'll find an open-and-shut case. One is open to creating universal, affordable access; the other is closed to newcomers in a sector where access points are controlled by a few monopoly players.