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Regulatory Reform

Kate Sheppard

Coalition To Obama: Reviews For New Regulations Take Too Long

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A coalition representing environmental groups, consumer advocates and unions is calling on the White House to reform the process for rev...

Regulatory Capture of the FCC -- Time to Clean House

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 05.25.2013 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

AT&T, with the help of Verizon and the cable companies have 'captured' the FCC -- and have been able to get the federal agency to create and shape a working group designed specifically to remove all regulations and obligations.

When Good Things Happen to Bad People

Jerry Ashton | Posted 05.08.2013 | New York
Jerry Ashton

As our government of the richest and mightiest country in the world is incapable of effecting retribution, we can only implore the divinity: please see to it that really bad things happen to these really bad people.

Ensuring Academic Quality in Higher Ed

Dr. Robert Mendenhall | Posted 05.05.2013 | College
Dr. Robert Mendenhall

Using accrediting commissions is still the best way to ensure quality in U.S. higher education, and we should rely on these commissions to audit and validate institutions' learning outcomes.

Government Power in the Balance

D. Robert Worley | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
D. Robert Worley

When in office, Wilson carried out a policy blend of trust-busting and regulation and signed the Clayton Act (1914) strengthening anti-trust law. But what does all of this have to do with today?

Ben Hallman

Four Years After Lehman, U.S. Banks Fight Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

The collapse of Lehman Brothers four years ago today was the Pearl Harbor moment of a financial crisis that, over the next few months, threatened to b...

Amanda Terkel

GOP Rep Invokes Aurora Shooting In Tearful Plea To Push GOP Regulatory Reform Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If there's one lesson that Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) took away from last week's mass shootings in Colorado, it's that life is short. A...

Amanda Terkel

House GOP Bill Mistakes 'Employment' For 'Unemployment'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican regulatory reform bill contains an embarrassing typo, mistaking "employment" for "unemployment." The "Red Tape R...

Ben Hallman

The Big Foreclosure Settlement? Still Not Done

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Hallman | Posted 03.01.2012 | Business

It's been 21 days since the government announced with great fanfare a $25 billion national foreclosure settlement with five big banks -- long enough f...

A 5-Part Plan for the President to Fight the Banks "Every Inch of the Way"

Dennis M. Kelleher | Posted 02.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis M. Kelleher

It is past time for the president to let his actions speak for him and they will speak louder than any of his words. That is what the American people are waiting for. That is also what the banks, Wall Street and their allies fear most.

America Deserves a Government That Works

Joel Kelsey | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Joel Kelsey

Agency reforms should insulate federal agencies from the industries they are charged with overseeing, not make them more susceptible to capture, corruption and capitulation.

Republican Congressman Can't Prove Regulations He's Against

La Mesa Patch | Ken Stonr | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

Rep. Duncan D. Hunter on Monday called for deregulation, saying it’s “impossible” to keep up with rules on the city, state and federal levels....

Market Irrationality in the Law School 'Arms Race'

Daniel J. H. Greenwood | Posted 07.06.2011 | College
Daniel J. H. Greenwood

Law schools depend on their graduates being able to get jobs, and graduates' ability to get jobs depends on USNWR rankings. The consequence is a market-induced disaster.

Marking the 100th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

We are still saddened today at the senseless loss of life in the Triangle fire. We are still galvanized by the call for workers' rights in its aftermath. But I'm also struck by those who refuse to learn the lessons this tragedy can teach us.

Bernie Madoff: 'I'm A Good Person'

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bernie Madoff's personal PR campaign has begun. The convicted Ponzi schemer made a series of calls from prison to writer Steve Fishman in hopes of...

Amanda Terkel

Maine State Rep. Heads To Wisconsin To Join Protests: 'It's A Class War'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The protests that erupted last week in Wisconsin have attracted attention not only across the United States, but even as far away as Egy...

Real Regulatory Reform... or Not

Marty Robins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marty Robins

We don't need studies and task forces to remake the regulatory environment we just need the common sense to tell regulators to get their own house in order before worrying about someone else's.

Why the Republican Attack on "Job-Killing Regulations" Is Dumb

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

The reason we have continued sky-high unemployment has nothing to do with excessive regulation. There was no sudden outpouring of federal regulation in 2007 before the economy tanked and millions lost their jobs.

Why Do Progressives Favor Regulation -- and Should We?

Alan Krinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Krinsky

Progressives should consider opposing government regulation when it is ineffective or unnecessary. But in areas where regulation protects public safety, progressive should also proudly embrace it.

The Anti-Regulators Are the "Job Killers"

William K. Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William K. Black

The anti-regulators subverted the rule of law and allowed elite frauds to loot with impunity. Why isn't the new House leadership investigating that disgrace as one of their top priorities?

Edward Kane on Dodd-Frank

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

It seems like Dodd-Frank passed many moons ago. But suddenly, like talk of a war in a land without cellphones, the reports are straggling in, mostly f...

Financial System Fragilities - Achilles' Heel of Economic Recovery

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

For emerging market policymakers, the main challenge will be to tackle the macroeconomic and financial challenges of sizable, and potentially volatile, capital inflows

Love on the Other Side of The Street - Can Hope Conquer Wall Street's Woes?

Sheila Tendy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sheila Tendy

The world is in the midst of an intense struggle for survival - Good versus Evil, Dark versus Light. We feel the grit of our times. So much of our foc...

Lawyers, Lobbyists and Money

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

That sound you hear coming from Washington is the sound of every lawyer and lobbyist strapping on his or her battle gear and heading for the war zone.

Why the GM and Chrysler Bankruptcies Foreshadow Big Problems for the Gulf Cleanup

Christopher Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Christopher Weber

When it comes to the all-important question of who pays, a bankrupt BP may quickly start to resemble GM and Chrysler, which have been criticized for insufficiently funding their cleanup obligations.