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Overregulation 'Protects' Consumers from Ride-sharing Carpools

In a classic case of regulatory overreach, the California Public Utilities Commission has notified three ride-sharing companies — Lyft, Sidecar and Uber — that their respective experimental new features violate state laws regarding chartered transportation. In a letter, regulators announced that ride-sharing companies must first ask permission to experiment with new services such as carpooling. The assumption is that economic activity should happen only when government bureaucracy...

Regcession—Why Americans aren’t Feeling Obama’s 'Vigorous Recovery'

President Obama is trying, according to CNN, to “convince voters of a vigorous recovery that a majority still doubts.” Describing comments the president made on October 2 at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in Chicago, CNN calls his attempt, the “political problem inherent in having to describe an economic recovery that many Americans still aren’t feeling.” The coverage points to polling data that shows the public still sees that the economy is “poor”—with 56 percent...

These Policies are on the Ballot

At a speech October 2, President Obama said, “These policies are on the ballot.  Every single one of them.”  This can be said to be the most truthful statement during the six years of President Obama’s administration. What follows this paper is an October 26 Wall Street Journal article  “The Other Senate Nuclear Option” by Glenn McCullough.  This article points out Harry Reid and President Obama have stopped work on the Yucca Mountain long-term repository...

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