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February 11, 2015 Peter Thiel has never met a regulation he didn't hateSource: Fortune
Everyone in the tech industry knows that PayPal cofounder and investor Peter Thiel is a libertarian. His disdain for regulation and his desire for a libertarian utopian city aboard a floating ship are infamous. At The Economist’s...
February 10, 2015 Grading Obama: Eight years laterSource: WCVB
It all started eight years ago Tuesday, near the spot where Abraham Lincoln once warned that America's divides could tear it apart.
February 9, 2015 Could a Single Food-Safety Agency be the Answer?Source: Food Safety News
This week, with little fanfare, the Obama administration released a proposed 2016 budget that would dramatically remake FDA and USDA. The plan would strip each agency of its extensive food-safety oversight responsibilities and...
Source: Business Insider
The FCC plans to unveil a new proposal later this week that will regulate the internet as utility and forbid internet service providers (ISPs) from intentionally slowing down internet traffic, according to reports from The New...
Source: The Guardian
The release of the Productivity Commission’s issues papers into the workplace relations framework is set to reignite the industrial relations (IR) debate. And given the minimum wage looks to be in the commissions’ firing line,...
January 28, 2015 Why Obama's Drilling Plan Ignores America's Changing Energy RoleSource: Forbes
A few years ago, President Obama outlined an “all-the-above” energy strategy. These days, his strategy seems to be “do no harm.” The plan outlined today, which would open parts of the eastern seaboard to offshore drilling while...
January 27, 2015 Why businesses should support the EPA's pollution rules
theguardian.com - As it celebrates its 25th anniversary, îsustainabilityî advocate îCeresî sets its sights on getting corporations to support proposed US power plant rules Coal fired plants, such as this...
January 27, 2015 Greek Election Reflects a Deep Divide in EuropeSource: NY Times
BRUSSELS — The Greek election not only strengthened opponents of austerity, it also highlighted a fundamental tension at the heart of Europe’s six-decade-long push to forge a closer union of democratic states: what to do when...
January 23, 2015 Market Structure Map - The CommitteeSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
The chief of the regulatory body overseeing our markets declares investors and issuers the essence of them and then bends to special interests and forms an advice committee constructed of sixteen intermediaries and observers, two...
January 22, 2015 How can U.N. measure if better governance programs work?Source: Reuters
Anti-corruption and governance programs sound like a good way to help countries develop, but measuring their impact on ending extreme poverty remains elusive, a new study has found.
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