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Net Neutrality: Debate Far from Over

Net Neutrality: Debate Far from Over

JAMES L. GATTUSO, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The countdown has begun. On February 26, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to vote to place massive “net neutrality” restrictions on Internet service providers (ISPs) such as Comcast and Verizon. The details are not yet known—the FCC does not release the text of its rules until they [...]

Regulation: Killing Opportunity

Regulation: Killing Opportunity

JAMES L. GATTUSO AND DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During its first five years, the Obama Administration aggressively exploited regulation to get its way. Issuing 157 new major rules at a cost to Americans approaching $73 billion annually, this Administration is very likely the most regulatory in U.S. history. And there are many more [...]

Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion

Red Tape Rising: Five Years of Regulatory Expansion

JAMES L. GATTUSO, DIANE KATZ, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Abstract The Obama Administration is aggressively exploiting regulation to achieve its policy agenda, issuing 157 new major rules at a cost to Americans approaching $73 billion annually. In 2013 alone, the Administration imposed 26 new major rules. Although slightly below President Obama’s [...]

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

Diane Katz DIANE KATZ AND JAMES L. GATTUSO, HERITAGE FOUNDATION During 2012, virtually every aspect of American life, from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency, was subjected to government meddling. Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, [...]

Toughening Price Controls on Swipe-fee Cards Hurts Consumers

Toughening Price Controls on Swipe-fee Cards Hurts Consumers

James L. Gattuso JAMES L. GATTUSO, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today’s consumers take credit cards pretty much for granted.  Once used only for major purchases, Americans now use the cards routinely, for even the smallest of purchases. It’s been a plastic revolution that has made life easier for millions of consumers.  But the cards have [...]

Bureaucrats on Board: Mandating Electronic Recorders for Truckers

Bureaucrats on Board: Mandating Electronic Recorders for Truckers

JAMES GATTUSO, HERITAGE FOUNDATION America’s truckers are known for their independence, often driving alone in their rigs from one end of the country to the other. Now Congress wants to give them company in the form of an electronic “big brother.” Under a provision buried in the 600-page transportation bill recently passed by the [...]

Google, Antitrust, and Not Being Evil

Google, Antitrust, and Not Being Evil

Free Enterprise Zone, James Gattuso, Heritage Foundation Google—incorporated 13 years ago by college students Larry Page and Sergey Brin—is an American success story. Armed with little more but a graduate thesis and a few algorithms, the firm remade the Internet, providing individuals the world over with unimaginably easy access to [...]

Did Someone Say Infrastructure Investment? Look at DOJ and AT&T

Did Someone Say Infrastructure Investment? Look at DOJ and AT&T

James Gattuso, Heritage Foundation What’s wrong with this picture? Last week, President Obama told Congress that the nation desperately needs to spend more on infrastructure in order to create jobs and to get the economy moving again. But only last month, his regulators aggressively moved to thwart private-sector plans to invest tens of [...]