Today the Kansas House of Representatives passed a bill that will protect property owners from harm simply because their property is near a historic property.
Posts published in “Regulation”
Next week the Wichita City Council will consider licensing and regulating the painting of stripes in parking lots. How, may I ask, has civilization advanced without the benefit of such regulation?
President Barack Obama is bypassing Congress and the will of the people in order to implement his extreme radical agenda.
Texting while driving is dangerous. But the government solution -- passing laws against texting while driving -- haven't worked, and some states have experienced an increase in crashes after implementing texting bans.
Special interest groups are likely to co-opt the government planning process started in south-central Kansas as these groups see ways to benefit from the plan. The public choice school of economics and political science has taught us how special interest groups seek favors from government at enormous costs to society, and we will see this at play over the next few years.
The Obama administration is interested in the regulation of municipal stormwater.
The Republican platform gives recognition to the problem of overcriminalization, a growing threat to liberty and freedom.
Two of the five Kansas counties that were asked to participate in a sustainable communities planning grant have decided not to join the effort.
Kansas automobile dealers benefit from a law that limits the ability of competitors to form new dealerships. Consumers are harmed.
There are many examples of how the conventional wisdom regarding regulation is wrong, That wisdom being Republicans and conservatives are in bed with government, seeking to unshackle business from the burden of government regulation. Democrats and liberals, on the other hand, are busily crafting regulations to protect the middle class from the evils of big business. As it turns out, both Democrats and Republicans love creating regulations, and big business loves these regulations. Business often uses government regulation as way to harm its competitors or gain advantage for itself, which is contrary to the principles of free markets and capitalism.
As gasoline prices rise, we hear the call for regulation of speculators, with Fox News populist Bill O'Reilly a leading voice. Part of the complaint is true: Speculators are selfish people, acting only to make as much profit as possible for themselves. But by doing so, they provide a valuable public service.
As the expert agency, the FCC is right to ask for some flexibility with the wireless spectrum auction design process. Congress, however, should reserve its right to protect our wireless future by preventing FCC overreach and ensure that all companies can participate in the auction process. It's only the fair choice to make.
A paper written by Sedgwick County Commissioner Richard Ranzau explains the dangers behind the sustainable planning movement.
U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo warns of the Obama Administration's attempt to regulate farm dust.
Last week the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 3010: Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011. This law would, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, would require regulatory agencies to "base all preliminary and final determinations on evidence," among other reforms.
Should Kansans be relieved that government regulation and inspection of underground natural gas storage may be resumed soon?
Business often uses government regulation as way to harm its competitors or gain advantage for itself, which is contrary to the principles of free markets and capitalism.
The vast majority of Americans, surveys say, aspire to live in a single-family home with a yard. The vast majority of American trave -- around 85 percent -- is by automobile. Yet the Obama administration thinks more Americans should live in apartments and travel on foot, bicycle, or mass transit.
A new book details the ways that President Obama is bypassing Congress and the will of the people in order to implement his extreme radical agenda.
Kansas automobile dealers are protected by a law that restricts the entry of new dealers to a market, and therefore reduces competition and its benefits to the consumer.