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Rogue Bank Regulators Need To Stop Treating Bankers Like Pirates

One of the more memorable lines from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is when the evil Capt. Barbossa, confronted with the fact that he’s breaking the sacred Pirate Code, points out that, “The Code is more what you call guidelines, than actual rules.” X This was a clever line in an action-comedy, but it’s no joke when the same […]

Commentary Economy Jobs Economy Taxes & Regulations Regulatory Reform

Over-Zealous Antitrust Enforcement Vs. National Interest: The Case Of Qualcomm And 5G

Our own government is, once again, undermining the nation’s economic and security interests by launching an unnecessary antitrust attack on a leading domestic company.  This time, the company is Qualcomm, our leader in 3G, 4G and emerging 5G mobile communications technologies.  Leadership in 5G will be global and foundational to nearly all the new advanced […]

Commentary Economy Environmental Regulation Reform International Trade Regulatory Reform

America Just Witnessed A Miracle — Energy Independence

The once-unimaginable is now a reality: Last year, the United States became the top oil producer in the world. X For the first time in over 40 years, America “likely surpassed” Russian oil production this past summer, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The United States outpaced Saudi Arabia’s oil output at […]

Commentary ObamaCare Regulatory Reform

Streamlining Drug Approvals Can Spur Innovation And Cut Costs

The FDA recently issued new draft guidance that could accelerate the development of breakthrough medicines — thereby saving millions of patients’ lives. X The draft guidance encourages pharmaceutical companies to embrace “adaptive trial designs,” which can shave years off the traditional drug research and testing process. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb hopes the guidance will make […]