This op-ed, published in the Daily Caller and written by Alan Daley, talks about the resurgence of railroad regulations. Before the 1970s, rail was heavily regulated and going out of business. The deregulation that followed led to huge productivity gains and precipitous drops in prices, benefiting shippers and consumers. It looks like regulation is creeping its ugly head and could be returning us to the old days of high cost and bankruptcy. To read the Daily Caller.
With over 20 years in the communications industry, Alan has collaborated on policy development with elected officials and government professionals. He launched two successful businesses; one in mobile communications devices and earlier, a software writing consultancy specializing in financial and economic analysis. He wrote several books on software and technology. He writes on state and national economic policy, regulation, finance and other topics from a consumer perspective.