Center for Regulatory Solutions

April 12th, 2017 by

  Second in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- The emphasis on the regulatory front has switched dramatically in a short period of time. During the Obama administration, the default was to increase regulation – in fact, it was eight years of hyper-regulation. Part of that hyper-regulation was passage of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory […]

April 3rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Under its previous chairman, Tom Wheeler, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) managed to find, or more accurately, seemed to manufacture reasons to regulate the broadband industry. Of course, this effort stood in stark contrast to the realities of robust innovation and competition that have blossomed and spread throughout the broadband market […]

March 31st, 2017 by

(and why we need to clean up the mess) First in a Two-Part Series by Raymond J. Keating- It’s not unusual for politicians to react to a real or perceived crisis by haphazardly doing “something.” We saw this during the debate over ObamaCare. That is, our health care system was declared a mess (despite it […]

March 29th, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Throughout its eight years, the Obama administration was relentless in its opposition to carbon-based energy resources, leading many observers to refer to a “war on coal” and a “war on energy.” That war is coming to an end. Not only has President Trump reversed the Obama White House by approving the […]

March 23rd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- On March 22, I had the opportunity to testify before the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities, and Investment of the Committee on Financial Services in the U.S. House of Representatives. The subject of the hearing was “The JOBS Act at Five: Examining Its Impact and Ensuring the Competitiveness of the U.S. […]

March 19th, 2017 by

  By Karen Kerrigan- Legislative efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare are moving concurrently on three distinct tracks. The GOP House leadership has described these as “phases,” but the effort is actually a synchronized approach where significant movement is occurring in each of the three tracks. Track One in Motion – American Health Care Act […]

March 2nd, 2017 by

by Raymond J. Keating- Make no mistake, since railroads were partially deregulated in 1980, U.S. small businesses have reaped significant and varied benefits. Current proposals to increase regulatory controls over U.S. railroads – in effect, to impose varying degrees of re-regulation – makes no sense and would be destructive for investment, innovation, service, and the […]

February 2nd, 2017 by

  President Barack Obama ranked as one of the most active presidencies in history in terms of regulation, and the predictable result was to raise costs for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. The burden and uncertainty associated with new and excessive regulation across the board took a serious toll on U.S. economic growth, small […]

February 1st, 2017 by

    by Raymond J. Keating- From start to finish, for eight years, President Barack Obama has harmed the business environment with its regulatory policies – and that was particularly the case toward energy production. It seems that any roadblock or hindrance that could be erected toward the use and production of carbon-based energy was […]

January 28th, 2017 by

By Raymond Keating- Imposing additional regulatory costs on entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and banks was a hallmark of the Obama administration. Early signs from the Trump administration point to a major shift in direction on regulatory policy. My recent report on regulation – Regulation: Costs, Incentives, and the Need for Reform — included assessments of regulation […]

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