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A Pro-Free Market Approach to Brexit Negotiations Is Key

The terms of the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU) – “Brexit” – are of great significance not just to UK and EU citizens, but for those in the United States and around the world who value economic liberty (see my Heritage Foundation memorandum giving the reasons why, … 3,063 more words


FCC-FTC Plans for Welfare-Enhancing Cooperation on Online Consumer Protection

As the Federal Communications (FCC) prepares to revoke its economically harmful “net neutrality” order and replace it with a free market-oriented “Restoring Internet Freedom Order,” the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commendably have announced a joint policy for cooperation on online consumer protection.  538 more words

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Pai's Right on Net Neutrality and Title II

As I explain in my new book, How to Regulate, sound regulation requires thinking like a doctor.  When addressing some “disease” that reduces social welfare, policymakers should catalog the available “remedies” for the problem, consider the implementation difficulties and “side effects” of each, and select the remedy that offers the greatest net benefit. 1,744 more words


Supreme Court Turns Again to Patent Cases, Against the Backdrop of a Decline in American Patent Protection that Threatens Future U.S. Innovation and International Competitiveness

On November 27, the U.S. Supreme Court will turn once again to patent law, hearing cases addressing the constitutionality of Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) “inter partes” review ( 511 more words

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2018 Edition of the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom: Freedom to Trade Is a Key to Prosperity

The latest rankings of trade freedom around the world will be set forth and assessed in the 24th annual edition of the Heritage Foundation annual… 410 more words

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Just in Time for Christmas: How to Regulate

My new book, How to Regulate: A Guide for Policymakers, is now available on Amazon.  Inform Santa!

The book, published by Cambridge University Press, attempts to fill what I think is a huge hole in legal education:  It focuses on the  667 more words

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New Report: Canadian Interchange Fee Caps Would Hurt Consumers

Canada’s large merchants have called on the government to impose price controls on interchange fees, claiming this would benefit not only merchants but also consumers. But experience elsewhere contradicts this claim. 250 more words

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