Beyond Hypothetical: How FCC Internet Regulation Would Hurt Consumers
These cases—identified as examples of neutrality violations by regulation supporters themselves—show that efforts to further regulate the open Internet would hurt the very consumers these advocates claim to protect.
U.S. Election Should Energize Asia Policies
The U.S. needs to devote sufficient military resources, resolve, and trade prioritization to back up its rhetoric on the Asia pivot.
Nuclear Negotiations with Iran: U.S. Must Avoid a Rush to Failure
The Administration should refuse a deal that would legitimize Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and allow Tehran to gain nuclear weapons.
The IMF’s Analysis of the U.S. Economy: Faulty Assumptions and Bad Policy Advice
This latest IMF report is decidedly hostile to free enterprise. It promotes a heavy-handed, top-down approach to financial regulations, explicit taxpayer backing of financial sectors, and other expansions of the welfare state and big government—from recommending an increase in the U.S. minimum wage and adoption of “more proactive labor market policies” to a broad endorsement of Obamacare, a call for carbon taxes, and a recommended increase in the maximum taxable earnings for Social Security purposes. Heritage Foundation policy experts explain the dangers of the IMF approach, and make recommendations for the U.S. to take a different course.
Medicare’s SGR: Fixing It the Right Way, Not in a Lame Duck Session
Congress needs to eliminate the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula that governs Medicare physician payment.
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline: Lessons for the Keystone XL Pipeline Debate
Nevertheless, the empirical evidence from the Trans-Alaska Pipeline demonstrates that pipelines can be built and operated in ways that protect the environment and economically benefit the nation.
The EPA and the Corps’s CWA Interpretive Rule: A Regulatory End Run
The EPA and the Corps have classified a binding rule as an interpretive rule in an attempted end run around the regulatory process.
Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Goes Mainstream
It is a welcome sign that the media are taking a keen interest in problems with civil asset forfeiture.
How Welfare Undermines Marriage and What to Do About It
Policymakers should reduce welfare’s anti-marriage penalties.
Pursuing a Freedom Agenda Amidst Rising Global Islamism
As Islamism increasingly influences the political landscapes throughout Muslim communities, the U.S. must develop a coherent set of policy principles to address the new challenges and use aid and other diplomatic tools to promote democratic ideals and practices in these transitioning states.