Posts Tagged ‘Regulation’


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Will FDA Keep Apples Away?


Wednesday April 24th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:59am PDT   •   4 Comments

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is keeping busy overhauling the nation’s food-safety system, a legacy of the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act, which tasked the FDA to prevent food-borne illnesses rather than just respond to them. That means the FDA will have to decide which fruits and vegetables will be subject to…
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Economic Freedom in Decline


Tuesday September 20th, 2011   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 6:38am PDT   •   0 Comments

The O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom has just released the new, updated Economic Freedom of the World Index. Over the years, this study has consistently found that the nations that score higher on the index tend to be richer and grow faster, and their citizens face less poverty, live longer, get more…
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Housing Regulation, Taxation and Population Growth


Wednesday December 29th, 2010   •   Posted by Emily Skarbek at 10:57am PST   •   0 Comments

In a great post over at Economix, Ed Glaeser makes the point that the absence of disastrous housing regulation explains why states like Arizona and Texas have the highest growth rates in population. “The future shape of America is being driven not by quality of life or economic success but by the obscure rules…
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