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Government's Sociotechnological Revolution Leaves Little Place for Legal "Wet Blanketry"

Christina Gagnier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

Government is undergoing a sociotechnological revolution, one that is being forced by rapid paced private sector technology changes and a real-time environment that is pervading every aspect of our lives.

To Regulate or Not to Regulate, That is the (Wrong) Question

Terry Newell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Newell

Regulatory agencies are given dual and conflicting missions: advance the industry they regulate and police it. It's a path to schizophrenia, not public and environmental safety.

Can Democrats Govern?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The slogan "Elect a lot of Democrats so that we can stop the Republican agenda, and waste a lot of time fooling around with things we can't pass" just isn't going to cut the mustard.

VIDEO: Vote Against Corporate Agribusiness

Bob Cesca | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bob Cesca

Issue 2 will amend Ohio's state constitution to create a small regulatory panel to oversee all of Ohio's livestock. Corporate agribusinesses love the idea, but family farms will be crushed.

Is Obama Admin Enforcing Laws and Regs?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

Question: Is the Obama administration now enforcing laws and regulations? I ask because I have not heard of any new enforcement of employment regulations here in Silicon Valley.

Yoga Teachers In Knots Over New Regulations For Certification

washingtonpost.com | Maria Glod | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Some of Virginia's most flexible residents say the Old Dominion is forcing them to bend over backward. And not in a good way. The tussle has pitted...

How Teddy Roosevelt Ended Unfettered Football and Saved the Game

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Cenk Uygur

In order for capitalism to thrive -- like the other great American tradition, football -- it has to be regulated and sensible rules have to be put into place.

Fix Geithner's Gaffes

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cenk Uygur

When I hear our Treasury Secretary make a completely disingenuous point, it is impossible not to think that he isn't one of Wall Street's inside guys.

Legislation Won't Prevent The Next Madoff: SEC Needs Talent, Technology & Collaboration (Not New Laws)

Marc Morgenstern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marc Morgenstern

Despite political pressure, investor protection cannot come at the cost of impeding needed capital formation.

Protecting Consumers

James Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Love

Obama will soon be President, working with solid democratic majorities in the House and the Senate. He should use his power to advance consumer interests in ways that have been neglected for decades.

Friday Talking Points [56] -- Turkeys Everywhere!

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

While today is not officially Turkey Day, I will warn you in advance that it's going to be a theme running through today's column, like gravy through ...

Can The Free Market System Be Saved?

Marilyn Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marilyn Barrett

Our current crisis is also in part due to the ADD of our political and business leaders who failed to acknowledge the growing problems brought by deregulation.

The Last Throes of George W. Bush

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism. Sir William Osler, Montreal Medical Journal 1902 There was at least one bit of good n...

"I Told You So's" Everywhere

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Since the credit crisis, the establishment is registering their fears of free markets across the American landscape. But where were these people for the last thirty years? And where was the media?

Green Business and "Compliance"...The Government is the Least of Your Worries...

Andrew Winston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andrew Winston

Most execs certainly see the need to do more than what the government is asking. And many forces are coming to bear on companies, making green a profitable (not optional) path.

Washington Revisits Big Bank Regulation

Washington Independnent | Mike Lillis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last week, as Wall Street was flailing over the collapse of one of its largest investment banks, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) took a podium and told me...