January 11, 2018
Review of In Pursuit of Wealth: The Moral Case for Finance, by Yaron Brook and Don Watkins (Ayn Rand Institute, 2017), 250 pages, ISBN-13 978-0996010115, $14.93 on Amazon.com.
January 10, 2018
The online cryptocurrency exchange company Coinbase lost a legal battle against Internal Revenue Service (IRS) efforts to gain access to users’ private data and metadata.
December 3, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee approved a bill to prevent government agencies from using regulatory actions to force out business owners working in disfavored industries such as adult entertainment and firearm sales.
September 7, 2017
The U.S. Department of the Treasury called for public comments on potential revisions to the Volcker Rule, a provision of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank).
September 6, 2017
A Milwaukee County, Wisconsin ordinance requiring software developers to pay permit fees and security costs to allow people to play cell phone games in government parks is on hold after a federal judge blocked its enforcement.
September 6, 2017
Time ran out for a proposed bill to require Oregon local governments to complete neighborhood zoning reviews in a timely manner. The Oregon House of Representatives Subcommittee on Natural Resources held up the bill until the legislature adjourned.
August 8, 2017
This paper, written by Illinois State University economics professor Dalia Marciukaityte, uses stock market data between 1996 and 2015 to study the effect of a state’s right-to-work (RTW) status on businesses’ financial growth and success.
June 15, 2017
Three members of Congress officially called on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen to answer questions about the agency’s probe of Coinbase.
June 12, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a bill that would ease federal restrictions on banks, reduce the cost of regulatory compliance, and relax some federal government controls over banks and financial services.
June 9, 2017
The Columbiana, Ohio City Council rescheduled a public hearing on a proposed ordinance “allowing” residents to maintain residential gardens on their property.