Senior Fellow Scott Powell: Trump’s Push for Deregulation

Executive Orders provide temporary relief, but long term structural change is needed for the U.S. to free itself from the regulatory leviathan and permanently limit federal bureaucracies and their army of unaccountable regulators.

Start with two statutory safeguards: 1) Congressional legislation that requires the delivery of $2 of regulatory cost reduction for every one dollar of new regulatory cost increase; and 2) Periodic Congressional reauthorization of regulations affecting industries and the economy — with sunset provisions for those not reauthorized.

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Trump’s Push for Deregulation

On day one President Trump surprised business leaders gathered at the White House, declaring U.S. regulations “out of control” and “in need of 75% or more reduction.” A week later, he boldly signed an executive order requiring repeal of two old rules for every new one that government agencies implement. The fact is that cutting regulations is as critical as Read More ›

How do we Spur Innovation & Job Creation? George Gilder, author of Knowledge & Power

How do we Spur Innovation and Job Creation? George Gilder, author of Knowledge & Power

In this short clip, bestselling author and famed economist George Gilder answers your question about how to spur job creation and innovation, both of which have been headline questions in America’s economic arena for years. In his new book Knowledge and Power: The Information Theory of Capitalism and How It Is Revolutionizing Our World, Gilder synthesizes his analysis of technology Read More ›

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Strangling Deregulation

Before the Federal Communications CommissionWashington, D.C. 20554 In the Matter of Petition To Establish ProceduralRequirements To Govern Proceedings forForbearance Under Section 10 of theCommunications Act of 1934, as Amended   ))))) WC Docket No. 07-267 COMMENTS OF HANCE HANEYDIRECTOR & SENIOR FELLOW – TECHNOLOGY & DEMOCRACY PROJECTDISCOVERY INSTITUTE The Petition filed by Covad Communications Group, NuVox Communications, XO Communications, LLC, Cavalier Read More ›