Articles Tagged: regulation

Crony Capitalists Exploiting Consumers and Economic Growth

The recently introduced carbon rule from the Environmental Protection Agency is crony capitalism run amok. If the proposed rule goes into effect, which is not a certainty, companies who profit from influencing regulations will be the winners. Those who are guided by the marketplace, including consumers, will be the losers. Of course, the Obama Administration […]

EPA’s Backdoor Approach to Cap-and-Trade

Last week, EPA announced its landmark plan to limit greenhouse emissions from newly constructed power plants. The proposed emission rules are the first move by the world’s largest economy to broadly regulate these emissions. It exemplifies Groucho Marx’s observation that “politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly, and […]

Ozone Exemplifies Diminishing Returns

The fact that President Obama had to direct his Environmental Protection Agency to delay its proposed ozone NAAQS illustrates just how ideological and myopic the agency has become. Regulators lacked compelling reason or legal requirement to issue a new rule before 2013, when the ozone standard will come up for its 5-year review required by […]

Technology & LCDs are Proper Focus for G-8 Summit

When leaders of the G-8 nations meet this week their discussions of climate change policy should focus on ways to accelerate the transition of technologies presently used in their own countries to the developing world, with particular emphasis on China and India. The international dimensions of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are frequently overlooked in discussions […]

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