Washington Examiner: Biden’s War on Independent Contractors

In the final days of the Trump administration, the Department of Labor issued a rule providing much-needed clarity to millions of people who work as independent contractors. President Joe Biden‘s war on independent contractors further escalated in March 2021 when his Department of Labor announced plans to withdraw the rule. However, if Biden wants to make good on his […]

Preemptions on E-Cigarettes Improve Consumer Health

This January, South Carolina became the most recent state to propose imposing preemptive legislation that would prohibit local municipalities from enforcing flavor bans and restricting the sale of electronic cigarettes. The proposal to introduce a preemption on electronic cigarettes products came after the Myrtle Beach city council banned the sale of flavored electronic cigarettes along […]

Townhall: Biden’s Trojan Horse

President Joe Biden recently released his long-awaited American Jobs Plan to rebuild America’s infrastructure. While a small portion of Biden’s plan is focused on upgrading America’s roads and bridges, the plan also calls to enact the anti-worker PRO Act into law. The American Jobs Plan represents a trojan horse that will enhance union power, deny independent contractors […]

Want Lower Drug Costs? Increase Generic Competition

The list price of prescription drugs has already risen this year an average of 4.5%, with most of the increases coming from drugs that do not have a generic alternative. These price increases impose a greater burden on the 25% of Americans who already struggle to afford their medicines. The Kaiser Family Foundation found in […]

Real Clear Energy: Unplug Tesla Tax on the Poor

Nonetheless, forcing lower income taxpayers and energy ratepayers to fund the rollout of EV charging stations constitutes a Tesla tax on the less-wealthy. When Marie Antoinette was told that the poor could not afford bread, she reportedly said to “let them eat cake.” For Americans who are struggling in the wake of the pandemic, House […]

Capping Interchange Fees Won’t Enhance Consumer Welfare

Each year, financial merchants such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and banks process 39.6 billion card transactions in the United States, amounting to 108.6 million transactions each day. To ensure these transactions are processed quickly and securely, financial merchants and banks impose interchange fees on transactions, more commonly known as swipe fees. Last year, merchants businesses paid financial […]

Real Clear Policy: Reform Could Offer USPS Enduring Fiscal Health

The USPS has a variety of issues it must remedy before it can adequately fulfill its mission to provide the nation with reliable, affordable, universal mail service. Nevertheless, if the correct procedures are put in place, the agency will be able to provide consumers with valuable services without financially relying on taxpayers. You can read the full […]

POLICY-ISH TALK: The PRO Act Explained – with Liya Palagashvili

What is the PRO Act? How would it affect independent workers? What are the alternative policies and social safety nets that would make sense and benefit the growing independent workforce? On this episode, Liya Palagashvili, Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins Kris to share her perspective on these important […]

Delaware Valley Journal: Pennsylvania Rail Regulator Has Opportunity To Help Consumers, Economy

While new powers in Washington may feel a reflexive need to regulate more – undoing parts of the Trump administration’s policies – rail regulation at the STB should not be part of this agenda. In fact, the past regulatory reforms noted here were all spearheaded as Democratic policies, and they worked. For these reasons, the […]

Town Hall: New York Should Ditch “Big Is Bad”

While much of the political attention around antitrust reform has centered on the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, legislators at the state level are also proposing punitive reforms that continue to articulate an outdated presumption that “big is bad.” New York, the state home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, is currently considering antitrust legislation to enshrine “big is […]