Lawmakers pass safety regulations with the best of intentions but all to often rules meant to save lives and improve people's well-being have unintended consequences that result in more and greater
Most municipalities regulate urban development with zoning.
Since 2011, state spending on Medicaid has grown rapidly as enrollment increases and healthcare costs escalate.
This paper, written by Mercatus Center at George Mason University research fellow Patrick McLaughlin, examines the political phenomenon of “midnight regulations,” proposing new empirical test to st
The Department of Energy (DOE) is proposing to increase energy efficiency standards for non-weatherized gas furnaces and mobile home gas furnaces, with the expressed goal of reducing environmental
Economist Robert Krol demonstrates in the field of transportation, governments all to often stifle innovation and rather protect of incumbent businesses from competition.
This paper, written by Mercatus Center senior research fellow Adam Thierer, explains the concept of “permissionless innovation” and how technology innovators in all fields should be allowed to purs
This working paper, written by Grove City College associate professor Tracy C.
Thirty-six states and the District of Columbia currently limit entry or expansion of health care facilities through certificate-of-need (CON) programs. These programs prohibit healt
How the Internet, the Sharing Economy, and Reputational Feedback Mechanisms Solve the “Lemons Problem”
This paper—authored by Mercatus Center Technology Policy Center senior research fellow Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center Project for the Study of American Capitalismr research fellow Christopher Koopma